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ERIC Number: ED375175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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The Role of Evaluation in Systemic Change in Education.
Barley, Zoe A.; Jenness, Mark
The current wave of reform in education, often referred to as systemic change, requires specific evaluation needs, especially at the school district level. Evaluation must address both the local district effort for systemic reform and restructuring. The state and national need to demonstrate accomplishment of student outcomes and adherence to professional standards should be taken into consideration. As evaluators of the Michigan Statewide Systemic Initiative (MSSI), a National Science Foundation sponsored program for reform of mathematics and science education, the authors operate under the premises that everyone is a stakeholder in the evaluation and that all stakeholders need to be actively and collaboratively involved. A collaborative, constructivist approach to evaluating the MSSI gives due consideration to the statewide and local interests. The authors used variables related to knowledge accessibility, the press for achievement, and professional teaching conditions to construct seven instruments for evaluation to allow the district to compare itself to similar districts. One table lists the variables. (Contains 30 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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