ERIC Number: ED247647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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How to Evaluate Your School Instructional Program.
Cipfl, Joseph J.
This speech presents instructional evaluation techniques currently used in Belleville, Illinois. These are based on two criteria: (1) community opinion, and (2) performance level of students. To discover community opinions, needs, priorities, and levels of support, questionnaires are distributed, presenting a series of curricular goals and soliciting community opinions on (A) the relative importance of each goal, and (B) the success of the program in achieving that goal. Another technique is to organize school-community councils, representative of various school organizations and neighborhoods. From these, a district-wide community council is formed. Student performance is measured by both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing. The latter, entitled "Instructional Monitoring System," consists of three components: (a) a skills continuum, reflecting district faculty decisions about what skills should be taught at what level; (b) exit tests, measuring how much students have learned from classes; and (c) objective evaluation, depending on analysis of the exit tests to determine the effectiveness of the program for individual students, classes, schools, or the entire district. These test results can be used to earn community support and to develop responsive educational programs. (TE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
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