ERIC Number: ED241033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
School Library Resources. Final Evaluation Report. E.C.I.A. Chapter 2.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
Based on surveys of library media specialists and teachers, an evaluation was conducted of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) School Library Resources Program, as operated during the 1982-83 school year. The stated objectives of the program were to demonstrate by June 1983 updating of library media services in 80% of the (public and private) schools involved and to demonstrate increased use of library media centers in a majority of the schools. The evaluation followed the Planning, Monitoring, and Implementing (PMI) Evaluation Model for Decision-Making, developed by the DCPS Division of Quality Assurance. As a result of the program, it was found that: there were increases in school library media center holdings of books, filmstrips, and other media; more schools (74%) met the minimum suggested criteria of 10 books per student in 1982-83 than in the previous year (70%); media services were updated by 83% of the schools; and teachers (67%) reported greater use of library media centers. This report describes the project, the design of evaluation methodology, and evaluation results. Extensive appendices present an evaluation model schema; copies of questionnaires and inventory forms used in project evaluation; survey results; information on educational media center workshops held as part of the program; and demographic information on schools surveyed. (ESR)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia