Evaluating Programs to Increase Student Achievement, Second Edition, provides school leaders with practical guidelines and tools to evaluate the effectiveness of school programs. Using reader-friendly terms, the author thoroughly discusses the steps of the evaluation process so that practitioners of all experience levels and backgrounds will gain a solid conceptual foundation, and can plan and carry out program evaluations. The revised edition includes: additional examples to illustrate the program evaluation process, an expanded discussion of the principal's role in the project, a facilitator's guide for team leaders.

The Evaluation Process: Phases 1, 2, and 3

This chapter provides the structure for obtaining comprehensive information in assessing the factors involved in delivering a program, as well as its outcomes. Following the systematic approach1 as presented enhances an evaluation project's credibility. To this end, a variety of data sources is used to judge a program's ...

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