ERIC Number: ED280183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The School Profiling Guide: School Related Behavior. Program Report.
Anderson, Patricia S.; Gabriel, Roy M.
This guide is designed to assist school personnel to profile their data on student behavior to support school improvement goal setting. A profile is a document that presents a broad description of student performance in the areas of academic achievement, behavior, and attitude. The profiling process is outlined in eight steps: (1) plan the profile, which requires attention to potential measures of student behavior and the problems of measuring such behavior; (2) plan the data collection, determining how the data should be reported; (3) collect the data, using existing data, designing new data collection systems and developing and using self-report instruments; (4) prepare the data tables depending on how much and what information is being collected; (5) report the results, determining the most important comparisons and what is most relevant to the school; (6) develop narrative statements that represent the most important facts in the data; (7) evaluate the findings, drawing the most important narrative statements together and ranking the findings; and (8) create goal statements that reflect desirable accomplishments for the coming year and that include both long- and short-range goals. Each of these steps is described in detail, and 7 tables and 16 figures illustrate the process. (WTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Assessment and Evaluation Program.