ERIC Number: ED425611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Guide for School Facility Appraisal. 1998 Edition.
Hawkins, Harold L.; Lilley, H. Edward
This guide provides a comprehensive method for measuring the quality and educational effectiveness of school facilities and may be used to perform a post-occupancy review; to formulate a formal record; to highlight specific appraisal needs; to examine the need for new facilities or renovations; or to serve as an instructional tool. Suggestions are made for developing a facilities report. New trends in design and construction are summarized. Appraisal criteria are categorized into six areas: (1) the school site; (2) structural and mechanical features; (3) plant maintainability; (4) school building safety and security; (5) educational adequacy; and (6) environment for education. Non-technical language is used so that the appraisal process can be accomplished by educators and community leaders as well as technical experts. A glossary of terms is included, as well as a bibliography with 32 references. Three appendices offer guides to independent appraisal of elementary, middle school, and high school facilities. (JM)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Building Plans, Design Requirements, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Standards, Evaluation Methods, Facility Guidelines, Facility Utilization Research, School Maintenance, Site Analysis, Space Utilization
Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Suite 311, 8687 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-3347; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Members $35; non-members $45).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Scottsdale, AZ.