ERIC Number: ED423266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Evaluating School Programs: An Educator's Guide. The Program Evaluation Guides for Schools Series.
Sanders, James R.
This guide is intended for use by teachers and administrators in elementary and secondary education school systems to help them evaluate their school programs. It provides basic program evaluation principles to aid educators in planning and conducting evaluations of school programs. The guide explores the five tasks of school program evaluation. In evaluating school programs, it is important to understand that not everyone will see the program in the same way, and it is also necessary to consider communication as an essential in program evaluation. The guide is meant to be a reference book, not a book to be read at once and then discarded. The following chapters are included: (1) "Why Evaluate Your School Programs?"; (2) "Focusing the Evaluation"; (3) "Collecting Information"; (4) "Organizing and Analyzing Information"; (5) "Reporting Information"; and (6) "Administering the Evaluation." Three resources contain an annotated bibliography of eight sources on program evaluation, a taxonomy of cognitive objectives, and the Joint Committee Standards for Program Evaluation. This book is the first of six guidebooks in the "Program Evaluation Guides" series. It contains the master plan to be used with each of the other five guides to specific areas. (Contains four figures and three tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Communication (Thought Transfer), Data Analysis, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Teachers
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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