ERIC Number: ED386616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Will the Professional Support Evaluation Model Really Work? A Case Study of Its Use with Gifted and Talented Resource Specialists (Williamsburg/James City County Public Schools, Virginia).
Moody, Connie W.
The Williamsburg/James City County (WJC), Virginia School System employs a wide variety of professional support personnel (PSP). Little has been done to properly evaluate and monitor PSP or programs with which they are involved as the focus is on classroom teacher evaluation. PSP are reluctant to be evaluated by persons who have little knowledge of PSP professional roles and responsibilities, and who use methods with little relevance for PSP positions. The purpose of this project is to provide a framework for evaluating five full-time and one part-time WJC enrichment specialists based on the method outlined in the book, "Evaluating Professional Support Personnel in Education" (James H. Stronge and Virginia M. Helm). Steps identified to reach program evaluation goals were: (1) Identify System Needs; (2) Identify Duties; (3) Select Performance Indicators; (4) Set Performance Standards; (5) Document Job Performance; (6) Evaluate Performance; and (7) Improve/Maintain Professional Services. Appendices, making up one-third of the document, detail specific WJC program evaluation components such as an evaluation time line, schoolwide enrichment program review form, job areas and duties of an enrichment resource specialist, a checklist for developing appropriate standards, and an artifact analysis form. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Evaluation Institute of the Center for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE) (Gatlinburg, TN, July 10-15, 1994).