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.
Communicating Results and Recommendations to Stakeholders
The whole point of evaluation is to use the findings to inform decision makers and stakeholders so they may take action—appropriate and useful action. That action should be the right action for the right reasons. Failures in communication following an otherwise sound evaluation can lead to wrong actions ...