ERIC Number: ED312749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Capturing the Quality of Schools: Approaches to Evaluation.
Haertel, Geneva D.; And Others
This document reviews several approaches used to examine schools, evaluate their quality, or compare them to one another. The rationale and major purposes of each approach, the variables and processes employed, and the potential contributions of that approach to a comprehensive evaluation model are addressed. Six approaches are covered: (1) models used in state-level accountability systems; (2) models used in school recognition programs; (3) effective schools research paradigm; (4) self-study approaches; (5) models used in the accreditation process; and (6) models based on rich, contextualized descriptions of schools. The various approaches focus primarily on either school-process variables or outcome variables; few implementations offer thorough coverage of both. Drawing on the discussions of these six approaches, this paper then presents some implications for a methodology of comprehensive school evaluation. Examples of variables/indicators for use in comprehensive school-level evaluation, and two figures are appended. (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).