ERIC Number: ED166231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Building Based Planning and Evaluation. A Discussion Paper.
Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.
A framework is described for the development of knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to conduct school planning and evaluation activities. The major issues pertaining to a building-based planning and evaluation model are discussed. The building-level approach is recommended because it results in greater efficiency in the development, refinement, and delivery of school services for students. The comprehensive study of a school, as described here, can be easily infused into the accreditation process. These processes were field tested in elementary and secondary schools in Michigan. It was found that the task force approach to planning successfully increased staff involvement in program planning, development, and evaluation. Building personnel were more accepting and supportive of programs which they helped to design. According to the model, involvement of the school principal, the project coordinator, and the building consultant are all essential. The external review team, consisting of accreditation personnel, monitors the progress and products of the school staff. This model can be implemented at the request of the school principal or a divisional director. It consists of five stages: (1) orientation; (2) self-study; (3) cooperative planning; (4) pilot implementation and evaluation; and (5) full-scale implementation and evaluation. (GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.