ERIC Number: ED251911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation for School Improvement Projects.
Gorman, Charles J.
This document provides a case history of the efforts of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education to serve as one school district's Technical Assistance Agency during the first year of the Pennsylvania School Improvement Program (1980-81). Brief descriptions in Sections I and II of the Pennsylvania program's general and specific settings, and an outline in Section III of program procedures for evaluation and needs assessment lead up to Section IV, on evaluation and development, of which the bulk of the document is comprised. Section IV includes (1) a situational definition and classification of focus areas for school improvement; (2) a sample school profile including information on standardized test scores in reading and mathematics; (3) considerations of the school's goal structures, time allocations, and priorities and plans of action at the building level; and (4) a synthesis of plans of action at the district level. The document's final two sections briefly discuss leadership training, evaluation and development, and documentation and school improvement. The report contains nine charts and seven tables. (JBM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Charts, Consultants, Consultation Programs, Educational Development, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, School Districts, Tables (Data), Technical Assistance
Publications, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, 5T 17 Forbes Quad, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.