ERIC Number: ED386806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Auditing Your Educational Strategic Plan: Making a Good Thing Better.
Kaufman, Roger; Grise, Philip
Every organization needs a plan for achieving its objectives; however, strategic plans are often developed for the wrong reasons. This book presents self-help tools for school leaders interested in assessing the efficacy of their school's strategic plan. Chapter 1 explains why it is important to review educational strategic plans. Chapter 2 identifies six critical factors for success: (1) moving out of your comfort zone; (2) differentiating between ends and means; (3) using and integrating results; (4) preparing objectives; (5) defining need; and (6) planning based on your ideal vision. Two frameworks for evaluating plans are also described--the Organizational Elements Model (OEM) and a costs-consequences analysis. Steps in the strategic-planning process are detailed in the third chapter--scoping, planning, and implementing and continuously evaluating. Eleven common mistakes are identified in chapter 4. The final chapter provides step-by-step details for assessing the usefulness and comprehensiveness of the strategic-planning effort. Evaluation tools for analyzing the scope and plan focus on linking the level of the school vision with the appropriate evaluation measure and on conducting valid needs assessment. Nine figures and 11 tables are included. Appendices contain a scoring table, evaluation scoresheet, and a glossary. (Contains 67 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Long Range Planning, Measurement Techniques, Needs Assessment, Strategic Planning
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6237-1, $12.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6299-1).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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