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ERIC Number: ED317620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Pilot Study and Field Test Data and Experiences for the Georgia Media Specialist Evaluation Program.
Mullinax, Jane P.
An overview of the 1988-89 pilot study and 1989-90 field test for the Georgia Media Specialist Evaluation Program is provided. Development of an annual evaluation program for media specialists began in 1987 with the formation of an advisory committee of media specialists, administrators, university personnel, and Georgia Education Department representatives. The committee developed drafts of evaluation instruments and suggested methods for assessing the practices included therein. The University of Georgia's Performance Assessment Laboratory subsequently received a contract for further program development. The program consists of the: (1) Georgia Media Specialist Evaluation Instrument, which is used to assess performance of effective media specialist practices grouped into four major tasks; and (2) the Georgia Media Specialist Duties and Responsibilities Instrument, which is designed to evaluate professional relations and adherence to state and local policies. Evaluators are either principals or assistant principals, who undergo a special training program. During the pilot study and field test, data were gathered via questionnaires, debriefings, monitoring, workshop and conference presentations, and recordkeeping forms. Numerous concerns of media specialists regarding the pilot study were addressed in the field test. Pilot study and field test editions of the two instruments are appended. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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