ERIC Number: ED480554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Evaluating Programs To Increase Student Achievement: Leadership Strategies.
Jason, Martin H.
This book provides practical guidelines that personnel in an individual school can use in evaluating programs. It is fundamentally a book about winning. The current emphasis on test results as the single most important indicator of a school's effectiveness heightens the need for students, administrators, and staff to feel the pride that accompanies winning. Carrying out program evaluations can help meet this need. The focus is on analyzing program processes and student outcomes, whether academic or vocational. Investigating the processes used to deliver the program is essential, since they determine in large measure the impact of the curriculum and the attitudes of students and faculty. The first section, chapters 1 through 6 build a foundation of knowledge and attitudes applicable to conducting an evaluation study. The second section describes the phases for carrying out this evaluation through step-by-step procedures. The chapters are: (1) "Perspectives on Program Evaluation"; (2) "How Program Evaluation Contributes to a Learning Environment"; (3) "Using Program Evaluation To Improve the CurriculumA Developmental Approach"; (4) "An Experimental Approach for Evaluating Programs"; (5) "Program Evaluation through Collaboration"; (6) "Measuring Program Outcomes"; (7) "The Evaluation Process: Phases 1,2, and 3"; (8) "The Evaluation Process: Phases 4, 5, and 6"; (9) "Writing the Evaluation Report"; (10) "Assessing the Evaluation Project"; and (11) "Revisiting the Principal's Leadership Role in Program Evaluation." Two appendixes discuss representative sources for authentic assessment and the ranges of effect size and corresponding percentile skills. (Contains 40 figures and 55 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Evaluation, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Foreword by Cozette Buckney.