ERIC Number: ED447216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
School Practices Survey: User Guide for Practitioners.
Lauer, Patricia A.
To help schools and districts in their efforts to create more productive and effective learning environments, Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) researchers developed the School Practices Survey, a tool districts and schools can use to assess teachers, administrators, and others in the school community regarding their perceptions of their school's and district's policies and practices as they relate to learner-centered principles. This guide is designed to help school or district personnel administer the School Practices Survey. The first section of the guide provides an overview of the survey and its purposes. The second section provides background technical information about the development of the survey instrument and includes guidelines for schools and districts for planning and implementation of the survey. Section 3 reviews guidelines for analyzing survey data manually, with Microsoft Excel, and with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software. Section 4 discusses using survey results for staff development planning or other purposes. (Contains 18 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Educational Practices, Evaluation Methods, Professional Development, Research Methodology, Surveys, Teacher Evaluation
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, 2550 S. Parker Road, Suite 500, Aurora, CO 80014. Tel: 303-337-0990; Fax: 303-337-3005; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.mcrel.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.