ERIC Number: ED451988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Montana Small Schools Self-Evaluation Guide, 2000.
Montana Small Schools Alliance, Helena.; Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
The Montana School Accreditation Standards require every Montana school to conduct a self-evaluation at least every 10 years. For some small Montana schools this has been an informal process and often more anecdotal than data driven. Using the Montana Statewide Education Profile as a model, a committee of county superintendents, teachers, and school board members developed this self-evaluation guide, which may be tailored to each district and school. For each of 10 indicators, the guide outlines information that the district might want to include in its self-evaluation. The indicators are: (1) program offerings and courses (ratings and plans of action for curriculum, textbooks, and supporting materials in subject areas and special programs); (2) environment for learning (community support, district information to the community, trustees, student behavior problems, related school policies); (3) student achievement and use of assessment results in various subjects and grade levels; (4) school success (district honors, high school completion rate, follow-up on former students, accreditation status, changes in school or district); (5) student services and extracurricular activities; (6) school finance (district costs, revenues, tax levies, revenue allocation, per pupil expenditures by function); (7) school staffing, teacher characteristics, and teaching conditions; (8) student involvement in learning, transitional factors, and attendance; (9) school facilities; and (10) student characteristics. School districts may access an interactive online version of this guide, which contains links to related resources. (SV)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Small Schools
For full text: http://www.metnet.state.mt.us/MeasurementAccountability %234927945.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana Small Schools Alliance, Helena.; Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana