ERIC Number: ED436589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating for Success. Comprehensive School Reform: An Evaluation Guide for Districts and Schools.
Cicchinelli, Louis F.; Barley, Zoe
This guide is designed to help districts and schools, participating in the federally sponsored Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program, meet the evaluation requirements of the program as well as their own needs for useful evaluation information. Much of the information is applicable to any local jurisdiction engaged in school reform that wants to know how its initiatives are working and the changes needed to improve them. The guide presents a five-stage evaluation process which organizes the array of evaluation activities into clusters that are consistent in timing and purpose. The five stages are: (1) planning the evaluation; (2) designing the evaluation; (3) conducting the evaluation; (4) reporting the findings; and (5) encouraging use of the findings. Each chapter focuses on one stage of the evaluation. The appendix contains blank worksheets for use in the evaluation process. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, 8 exhibits, and 18 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Federal Aid, Program Evaluation, School Districts, School Restructuring
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.