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ERIC Number: ED443874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-27
Pages: 22
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School Evaluation: A Change in Perspective.
Mendro, Robert; Bembry, Karen
This paper shows the shift in emphasis in school evaluation that has occurred in the Dallas Public Schools, Texas, in recent years. The primary emphasis is now on accountability in measuring, using, and learning from teacher and school effectiveness. Both value-added and unadjusted measures are needed for these evaluations, and traditional program evaluation has been repositioned to provide light on teacher and school effectiveness whenever possible. Traditional activities are still responsible for many compliance areas, but they are increasingly focused on effectiveness information. As a concomitant of the effectiveness studies, training and service activities have taken a major place in the school system's Department of Research and Evaluation. They were once nearly perfunctory, but now they are used to expand knowledge of the accountability system and effective practices and to help administrators make better decisions. (Contains 26 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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