ERIC Number: ED429941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Frameworks for Summative and Formative Evaluation of Diverse PDS Sites.
Reed, Cynthia J.; Kochan, Frances K.; Ross, Margaret E.; Kunkel, Richard C.
This article presents the insights gained by individuals involved in designing and implementing an evaluation system for a coalition of Professional Development Schools (PDSs) in rural Alabama. The article begins with a brief overview of the history of PDSs, with a particular emphasis on issues related to establishing quality indicators and judging effectiveness. It discusses concerns about evaluating PDS efforts. Next, it presents a detailed description of the context and discusses how the system has been used to reform, inform, and transform both institutions and professional relationships. In discussing how to create a comprehensive system for evaluating PDS efforts, it looks at the background and context of Auburn University's PDS efforts, discusses the creation of quality indicators, and examines the design of the evaluation system. The article explains how to use evaluation for future growth and concludes with a set of assumptions to consider when designing a PDS evaluation system. (Contains 27 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama