ERIC Number: ED133374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Administrator's Guide to Evaluation in Local School Districts. Final Report.
Kniefel, Tanya M.
The first five sections of this document deal with aspects of an evaluation program over which administrators have considerable, if not a primary, influence. These include (1) Climate: developing a climate among staff and constituents that is supportive of evaluation; (2) Focus: providing leadership in focusing the evaluation by assisting in determining what meaning evaluation is to have in the district and the purposes it is to serve, and providing direction and input into the design of evaluations to ensure that they meet the needs of the district; (3) Organization: providing an organization and support for evaluation within the district by establishing an organizational structure for evaluation, establishing policies and procedures for the conduct of evaluation, and providing the needed staff, materials, equipment, facilities, and budget necessary to carry out planned evaluation activities; (4) Communication: providing and maintaining open channels of communication among the administration, school district staff, local board of education, and public for the release of evaluation results and gathering of feedback concerning the results; and (5) Utilization: providing the leadership and mechanisms for the utilization of evaluation results. The sixth section provides a discussion of the role of the evaluator and the relationship of his or her role to that of the administrator. The final section discusses some of the implications for administrators and school districts of evaluations and/or evaluation programs conducted in a district. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.