ERIC Number: ED197432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Evaluator-Administrator Relationships. Evaluation Services Department Report.
Foster, Parker V.
The issue raised by this paper is whether the site administrator needs to have formal evaluation skills. These skills are not necessary when there is a competent administrator and a competent evaluator who uses his or her skills within the context of a harmonious relationship with the school staff. However, the rarity of such a relationship, coupled with growing state demands for evaluation of categorically funded programs, indicates that today's principal needs to have some knowledge of the field of evaluation. There are a minimum of ten basic areas that the administrator should have a detailed knowledge of: evaluation design, needs assessment, goal setting, objectives, sampling techniques, philosophy of evaluation, student progress, testing, computer printouts, and record keeping. In addition to the desirability of a harmonious working relationship between evaluator and administrator, public schools would profit from those in decision-making positions having some certification that would document their ability to relate effectively on evaluation issues. (Author/JK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Educational Research Association (San Mateo, CA, November 20-21, 1980).