ERIC Number: ED316586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Multilevel Evaluation Systems Project: Results of Interview Studies. Final Deliverable--January 1990.
Herman, Joan; And Others
This report contains two papers that resulted from the Multilevel Evaluation Systems (MES) Project. The first paper is "Political and Practical Issues in Improving School Boards' Use of Evaluation Data" by Joan Herman. The second paper is "Principals: Their Use of Formal and Informal Data" by Shari Golan and Jeanne Dreyfus. The MES Project consisted of interview studies involving school board members, superintendents, and school principals. The study was designed to determine the sources of information and standards used by these groups to judge the quality of their schools, their interpretation and use of formal tests, and preferences for report content and format. The research was the result of a collaborative project involving the University of California (Los Angeles) Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing and participating district Research and Evaluation directors who conducted interviews with decision makers. The MES Project's multidisciplinary literature review and examination of district reporting practices were the bases for hypotheses about how principals use data in the real world and the variables that are likely to influence such use. The two papers presented here provide the results of interviews with school board members and with elementary and secondary school principals. Numerous data tables and graphs are included. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.