ERIC Number: ED250401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The School Assessment Survey: A Data-Based Tool for School Improvement.
Wilson, Bruce L.
The school Assessment Survey (SAS) is a validated instrument that both assesses school conditions and provides useful feedback for staff. The SAS is organized around nine key organizational dimensions identified in the literature: (1) Goal Consensus; (2) Facilitative Leadership; (3) Centralization of Influence: Classroom Instruction; (4) Centralization of Influence: Curriculum and Resources; (5) Vertical Communication; (6) Horizontal Communication; (7) Staff Conflict; (8) Student Discipline; and (9) Teaching Behavior. It is administered to all teachers in a group setting. A school profile provides feedback on the overall organizational condition of the school, including normative comparisons with other schools. The SAS is most valuable when incorporated as part of development programs for school improvements which open up the decision making process and focus efforts on a few critical areas. (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.