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ERIC Number: ED292841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 16
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The Second Time Around: Are Self-Studies Easier and Do They Have More Impact If School's Personnel Have Been through the Process Before?
Ridout, Susan Ramp
The school self-study process for participants who had been through it before was compared with the process in schools new to self-study using the "K-12 School Evaluative Criteria" (1983). Self-studies had been completed by pilot schools in the 1981-82 school year. Personnel from 11 schools with a previous self-study and 123 participants with no previous experience answered questionnaires about the instrument and were compared using t-tests for their opinions of: (1) adaptability; (2) clarity; (3) effectiveness in determining the degree of articulation; (4) grammatical structure; and (5) terminology. No significant differences existed between experienced and inexperienced participants' ratings. Both novice and experienced participants also considered that a kindergarten through grade 12 stelf-study was more beneficial than a specific level study. Previous experience did not apparently improve the school's ability to cope with the process, although those with previous experience did begin making curricular changes more rapidly. Statistical data are summarized in tables. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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