ERIC Number: ED343948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Tracking Your School's Success: A Guide to Sensible Evaluation.
Herman, Joan L.; Winters, Lynn
This guide is designed to increase a school's productivity by presenting some simple yet powerful techniques for looking at the school and making decisions to address the most immediate problems. Tracking success is tracking progress and using evaluation as a tool for implementing changes from school-based management to complete restructuring. Chapters, which review the basic steps of evaluation, are: (1) "Introduction. Evaluation--A Management Tool"; (2) "Step One: Focus the Evaluation"; (3) "Step Two: Identify Tracking Strategies"; (4) "Step Three: Manage Instrument Development and Data Collection"; (5) "Step Four: Scoring and Summarizing Data"; (6) "Step Five: Analyze Information and Interpret Findings"; (7) "Step Six: Use Findings and Continue Program Monitoring"; and (8)"Reprise and Revelation." Five resources contain sample forms for evaluation data collection, including a sample school report card. Seventeen tables and one figure summarize evaluation techniques, and there are six sample worksheets. Suggested readings (35 in all) follow each chapter. (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Guidelines, Institutional Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Productivity, School Based Management, Success
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 ($21.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
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.