ERIC Number: ED280885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Looking at Schools. Instruments and Processes for School Analysis.
McGrail, Janet; And Others
This directory reviews a variety of instruments that may be used by educators to assess the performance of students, teachers, and administrators; school climate effectiveness; and school-community relations. The instruments were selected on the basis of their sound technical quality, ease of availability, and proven utility. The student achievement tests included are: (1) California Achievement Tests; (2) Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; (3) Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; (4) Tests of Achievement and Proficiency; (5) Metropolitan Achievement Tests; (6) SRA Survey of Basic Skills; and (7) Stanford Achievement Tests. The following instruments are included for assessing teacher performance: (1) Georgia Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments; (2) Missouri Performance Based Teacher Evaluation; (3) the Toledo Plan--Intern, Intervention, Evaluation; and (4) NTE Programs. Instruments included for the measurement of administrators performance are: (1) the Profile for Assessment of Leaders; (2 Missouri Performance Based Superintendent and Principal Evaluations; (3) the Profile of a School; (4) Administrator Management-by-Objectives Appraisal System; (5) the Evaluation of Principals as Instructional Leaders; and (6) the Assessment Center Project and Springfield Development Program. Instruments covered for the evaluation of school climate are: (1) Santa Clara School Effectiveness Program Surveys; (2) Illinois Quality Schools Index; (3) Connecticut School Effectiveness Interview and Questionnaire; (4) School Self-Assessment Instruments; (5) Effective School Battery; (6) Classroom Environment Scale; (7) School Assessment Survey; (8) Organizational Climate Survey; (9) School Climate Improvement; (10) Quality of School Life; (11) Learning Environment Inventory/My Class Inventory; and (12) Middle Grades Assessment Program. The following instruments are included for evaluating school-community relations: (1) Parent Attitudes toward School Effectiveness Questionnaire; (2) Project ACCESS; and (3) NCCE Parent Involvement Process. Information about each instrument is categorized under developer, contact for materials and information, overview, description, use, results, costs, and comments (if applicable). (JAZ)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Administrator Evaluation, Costs, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Observation, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Test Results, Test Use
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.