ERIC Number: ED400325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Developing an Effective Performance Evaluation Instrument for Use in a Head Start Setting.
Bowen, William M.
Because of the Goals 200 Quality Improvement program of the federal government, Head Start agencies are being held more accountable for their employees and the overall operation of their program. To evaluate these more effectively, agencies need an effective employee evaluation instrument. Strategies were implemented in an agency that provides services to over 400 families and children to develop an effective instrument to use in the Head Start setting, one that is related to employees job descriptions. The strategies began with developing questionnaires for use in-house and outside the agency at other Head Start programs. Strengths and weaknesses in the current evaluation system were identified through these questionnaires. A rough draft instrument was developed and evaluated by staff members. A revised draft was then evaluated and approved by five management team members. A first step in developing a personnel evaluation instrument for Head Start programs is to be sure that the existing job description is accurate and appropriate. A second is to refer to existing instruments in the research literature in order to capitalize on the information that is available. Ten appendixes present background materials, including surveys and letters, and the employee evaluation instrument. (Contains 1 table, 4 figures, 1 appendix chart, 7 appendix figures, and 26 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000