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.
Scenario 3: Working Knowledge
The school year was at the halfway point in Cobb County. The evaluation team had settled into the schedule (still congratulating themselves for having done a proper needs assessment) and had accumulated a lot of data in the form of notes, interviews, recordings, questionnaire data, and firsthand accounts from the ...