ERIC Number: ED119363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Project PRIMES: Progress Research in Meeting Elementary Standards. Project Termination Report.
Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation, Research, and Planning.
The purpose of Project PRIMES (progress research in meeting elementary standards) is three-fold: to design and test a model for evaluating elementary schools by state standards, to develop a set of evaluation instruments, and to aid teachers and administrators in the application and interpretation of evaluation procedures. The project's major objectives were to provide training assistance to schools by means of a field service unit, to establish a Building Evaluation Committee in each elementary school, to develop and pilot evaluation instruments to assess all nine areas of the state standards, and to document changes in attitudes toward and knowledge of evaluation procedures on the part of project participants. The evaluation strategy had three phases: documentation of all field activities as well as participating schools' followup activities, pre- and posttesting of teachers and principals as to knowledge of and attitudes toward evaluation, and external evaluation through the Auditing and Advisory Committee as to feasibility of implementing the model, instruments, and procedures on a statewide basis. A survey of affected principals found a highly positive response to the project's goals and objectives,direct services, type of evaluation plan, and evaluation instrument. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation, Research, and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Columbus)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III