ERIC Number: ED353269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Exploration of the Appropriateness of Including Surveys of Custodial and Cafeteria Workers in a School Evaluation System.
Tesh, Anita S.; McKenzie, Claudia S.
The feasibility and appropriateness of including personnel with limited literacy skills in a comprehensive school evaluation were studied with 119 cafeteria, custodial, grounds, and maintenance workers in 4 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 5 secondary schools. A verbally administered 22-item written questionnaire addressing characteristics of effective schools was prepared and administered. The questionnaire consisted of yes/no type questions. These personnel were able and willing to provide useful evaluative information. Results suggest that inclusion of cafeteria workers, custodial, grounds, and maintenance workers in comprehensive school evaluation is feasible and appropriate. Four tables present study data, and there is an 11-item list of references. Two appendixes contain respondents' comments and procedures and instructions for administering the questionnaire, along with the questionnaire. (SLD)
Descriptors: Dining Facilities, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Objective Tests, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, School Effectiveness, School Maintenance, School Personnel, School Surveys, Service Workers, Test Construction
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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