ERIC Number: ED374782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug-2
Reference Count: N/A
Planning/Evaluation Report 94-256.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Information Management.
The Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District Department of Information Management provides leadership and management services for the district in the areas of strategic planning for district improvement, technology, telecommunications, accountability, program evaluation, research, testing/assessment, and student information. This is a report of the department evaluation. The context evaluation contains an overview of departmental functions; recent developments including implementation of a transformation plan, changes to the district's assessment program, technology improvements, and a new student records database; and policies, standards, and regulations that govern departmental operations. The input evaluation component contains information on budget and expenditures; human resources; technology cost summary; costs of inservice/staff development; materials and equipment by the department; community resources; and space allocations. The process evaluation section is comprised of information about work flow; district goals and objectives for 1993-94 and 1994-95; inservice and staff development activities; and the influence of technology. The product evaluation component describes specific outcomes of department objectives; program evaluation; assessment; student information; and technology. Finally, the department identifies plans for the future. (JLB)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Management, Information Technology, Program Evaluation, School Districts, School Effectiveness, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Information Management.