ERIC Number: ED222509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
District-Wide Evaluation Needs Assessment Study, 1981-82 [and] Appendix Supplement.
Claus, Richard N.; Chen, Hsing
Information was gathered from the central office, elementary, and junior and senior high school administrators of the Saginaw (Michigan) Public Schools regarding the quality control operation in the schools. All administrators were polled to determine an actual level of need based on the difference between what "is" and "what should be" in evaluation needs. Needs indicated were weighted by their respective ratings on the "should exist" dimension for a Prioritized Need Index (PNI). The survey covered technical/supportive services, staff development, administrative provisions, needs assessment, and program evaluation. Staff development activities in evaluation and a need for both measurable course objectives and planned individualized instruction on the basis of measurable competencies were identified. The ordering of groups from the most to the least intense need was as follows: senior high, central office, junior high, and elementary school. Summaries and PNI's of the major findings from each group are provided in the appendices, with a sample questionnaire and response data. (CM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.