ERIC Number: ED266790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: 0
State Education Agencies and the Evaluation of School Library Media Specialists: A Report.
Turner, Philip M.; Coleman, J. Gordon, Jr.
This study was undertaken to determine the extent to which State Education Agencies (SEA) are involved in either mandating or recommending school library media personnel evaluation procedures or forms to Local Education Agencies (LEA). A survey instrument was mailed to all 50 SEA's with a 94% return rate. Well over half of the SEA's were involved to some degree in the evaluation process or will be in the very near future, but this involvement for most is in terms of quality control versus creation of evaluation procedures. While the best evaluation procedures incorporate sound and effective evaluation practices, the content validity of the evaluation instruments is weak and there is little sense of a cohesive role. Recommendations include a call for the national associations to determine and disseminate a professional role to aid SEAs who might be creating or revising evaluation instruments. Appendices contain the 15-item questionnaire; study cover letters; and sample evaluation instruments from Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin. (Author/THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Las Vegas, NV, January 16-22, 1986).