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ERIC Number: EJ792391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Using Evaluation Data to Strike a Balance between Stakeholders and Accountability Systems
Schmitt, Lisa N. T.; Whitsett, Maria Defino
New Directions for Evaluation, n117 p47-58 Spr 2008
A district evaluator in a large Texas district examines new challenges arising since implementation of No Child Left Behind, relating to (1) navigating competing requirements in state and federal accountability systems; (2) evaluating effectiveness of sanctions districts are required to address; (3) using scientifically based research (SBR) to select effective programs and interventions; and (4) initiating SBR given high student mobility, inefficient data-management systems, and competing priorities of local schools. This chapter details these challenges for district-level evaluators and highlights how they can implement processes that strike a balance between supporting decision making and conducting rigorous evaluation.
Jossey Bass. Available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Tel: 800-825-7550; Tel: 201-748-6645; Fax: 201-748-6021; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas