ERIC Number: ED263113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Survey Data in Comprehensive Information Systems for Local School Improvement: Purposes, Practices, and Problems.
Burstein, Leigh; Sirotnik, Kenneth A.
This is one of a series of reports based on an ongoing reality test of systemic evaluation for instructional decision making. This feasibility study is being carried out by the Center for the Study of Evaluation with the Laboratory in School and Community Relations at a suburban Los Angeles high school (called Site A). Viewing a school as a cultural/ecological system, systemic evaluation is a set of principles to guide local development of processes to gather, organize, and utilize information relevant to the needs and values of the system and its members. This paper describes the development and administration of the Site A Student Survey. It examines issues related to the development of school surveys and the integration of survey data into the information system. Survey data is being collected to obtain information about the characteristics, motivations, interests, and activities of school constituents to establish the social context and to assist in the diagnostic activities of school personnel. Future development of teacher, and possibly parent, surveys is planned as well as continued student data collection. Attachments include the Student High School Survey and student responses. (BS)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: California