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ERIC Number: ED470235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 97
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for the Assessment of Professional Development Schools.
Teitel, Lee
This handbook, a companion to "Standards for Professional Development Schools," describes an assessment process for Professional Development School (PDS) participants, specifically for PDS standards, developed during 3 years of a field test. The assessment process is intended to support the continued development of PDS partnerships and assure quality and accountability. The handbook offers step-by-step guidance to PDS partnerships wishing to carry out self-studies. The process involves a self-study and a site visit. Part 1 of the handbook, "Self Study," discusses purposes of self-study, suggestions for conducting self-study, and multiple school partnership involved in self-study. Part 2, "The Visit," discusses conduct of a PDS partnership visit, preparing for and conducting the visit, and visits in multiple school partnerships. Each part provides instructions for preparing for and implementing the process, suggested timelines and schedules, a template for constructing reports, and questions helpful in guiding the process. Five appendixes include field test participants, developmental guidelines and matrices for self-study review, guiding questions for self-studies and visit team members, templates for self-study reports and visit reports, and a schematic of a PDS site visit schedule. (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC.