ERIC Number: ED163059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Administrator's Perspective of Evaluation. Paper #2 in Occasional Paper Series.
Taylor, Jack P.
The author describes the Content, Input, Process, and Product (CIPP) evaluation model as it was implemented in the Saginaw Public Schools in Michigan. As school superintendent in Saginaw, he describes how the CIPP model provided information to administrators for answering four basic questions: (1) what should we do? (2) how should we do it? (3) are we doing it as planned? and (4) did the program work? The roles of context, input, process, and product evaluations, in planning, structuring, implementing, and recycling decisions are discussed. In addition, the organization of Saginaw's evaluation department is outlined in terms of mandated evaluation, needs assessment, non-mandated evaluation, and proposal development activities. The author stresses the need for cooperation between the administrator and evaluator, and holds that a system of rational educational management can be achieved through program evaluation. He concludes that evaluation is a promising tool to be used in improving educational practices, programs, and products. (JAC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Problems, Administrator Responsibility, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Superintendents
Mary Anne Bunda, The Evaluation Center, College of Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan