ERIC Number: ED310532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Cultivating Excellence: A Curriculum for Excellence in School Administration. IV. Program Evaluation for School Improvement.
This report is the fourth of a series on cultivating excellence in education for the purpose of training and retraining school leaders of the 1990s. The role of school administrators in program evaluation and the purposes of program evaluation form the content of this four-part report. Part 1 establishes the context for program evaluation within a discussion of the purposes and principles of evaluation. Part 2 focuses on planning program evaluation. In this section, program evaluation design and selection procedures are considered. Part 3 offers guidelines for step-by-step program evaluation. These steps include establishing the environmental context of the evaluation, determining data gathering techniques and methods for evaluating educational programs, and reporting evaluation results. Part 4 discusses the use of evaluations as "report cards" for schools. Appendix A contains "Sample Non-Standard Assessment Instruments", or parts thereof, extracted from a variety of books, journals, and evaluation reports. Appendix B displays "Samples of Ways To Display Data". (JAM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Holistic Evaluation, Institutional Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Effectiveness, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire School Administrators Association, Durham.
Note: For other documents in this series, see EA 021 251-256.