ERIC Number: ED270899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Guide for School Facility Appraisal. 1986 Edition.
Hawkins, Harold L.; Lilley, H. Edward
This guide provides evaluative criteria for the elementary-secondary administrator to measure the quality of a school's facilities for general condition and suitability for educational programs. Appraisal criteria and instruments are categorized into six major areas of discussion: "The School Site,""Structural and Mechanical Features,""Plant Maintainability,""School Building Safety,""Educational Adequacy," and "Environment for Education." The guide contains approximately 125 items that affect the functioning of a school. Nontechnical language is used so that the process of appraisal may be accomplished by educators and community leaders. Use of the instruments, however, requires a general knowledge of the educational program, operation of a physical plant, and state/national standards for educational facilities. "Barrier-Freeness" is discussed following the section on appraisal criteria, which is a federally required facility characteristic allowing physical accessibility to all educational programs regardless of physical or mental disabilities. Following a brief section devoted to asbestos as a safety problem, a glossary of terms is presented. Three appendices offer guides to independent appraisal of elementary, middle school, and high school facilities. Eighteen references are given. (CJH)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Asbestos, Building Operation, Building Plans, Design Requirements, Educational Environment, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Facility Guidelines, School Buildings, School Construction, School Maintenance, School Safety, School Space, Site Development, Site Selection
Publication Sales, Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, 29 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Educational Facility Planners, Columbus, OH.