ERIC Number: ED240142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Systemic Evaluation. Methodology.
Sirotnik, Ken; And Others
The phrase "systemic evaluation" denotes the idea of a comprehensive information system for schools and districts that provides an in-depth quantitative and qualitative description of schooling and facilitates dialogue, judgment, decision-making, and action by those concerned with and/or responsible for schooling. Attention is on the actual contents likely to be useful in a comprehensive information system for schools and districts. A communal framework to which people in schools can relate and an extensive sampler of ways in which this can be operationalized for the purposes of building an information system are offered. Organized into five chapters, the text discusses: (1) some conceptions of schooling, (2) a school-focused inquiry process that is compatible with the concept of systemic evaluation, (3) approaches to assessment systems, (4) a systemic evaluation sampler in terms of content and procedures, and (5) the "humanization" of data, i.e., the ways in which data can be analyzed, organized and reported back to people in order that data can be used at the different levels of schooling for the different information purposes that exist at these levels. The appendices include the systemic evaluation sample, (which constitutes almost one-half of the document and contains five questionnaires among other forms and observations); examples of feedback packages; and school district summaries. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Lab. in School and Community Education.; California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.