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ERIC Number: ED447599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
How To Evaluate Comprehensive School Reform Models. Getting Better by Design, Volume 8.
Ross, Steven M.
This guide is designed to help school district leaders promote comprehensive school reform (CSR) and to assist schools in evaluating the implementation and outcomes of their CSR models. The guide discusses why evaluation is critical and how to use it as a tool for continuous improvement in CSR models. Summative and formative evaluations are discussed. Among the key outcomes that formative evaluations consider are implementation progress, school climate, classroom teaching and learning activities, and teacher buy-in. Each of these areas is examined separately, and suggestions are made for the data collection instruments, procedures, analyses, and interpretation of results appropriate for each outcomes. The process of conducting evaluations for continuous improvement should yield a diagnostic report that forms the basis for discussion with school staff, the principal, the school leadership team, and appropriate parents, community representatives, and district administrators. A case study demonstrates how the Memphis City School District, Tennessee, is measuring outcomes on a regular basis. A glossary explains terms that may be unfamiliar to users. (Contains 6 figures and 11 references.) (SLD)
New American Schools, 1560 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 901, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 703-908-9500; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation, St. Davids, PA.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Authoring Institution: New American Schools Development Corp.