This user-friendly guide includes easy-to-understand examples, checklists, sample exercises, discussion questions and step-by-step guidance for educational evaluation. It also contains a case study that follows one school and educational authority through the evaluation process, showing what evaluation looks like and feels like in schools and districts. The authors provide a comprehensive set of concepts and guidelines for conducting evaluation studies. The book is results-centered and focused on proven concepts and methods. The authors have developed a simple, four-step process to guide teachers through evaluation: alignment and direction; observations, results, and action and adjustment.
Figure II A Phased Action Plan for Evaluation
In this section, we cover ideas that in other texts are addressed as “methodology.” We strongly believe that methodology should be the servant of data-gathering requirements, not the other way around. When a methodology is ...