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.

Alignment and Direction

Figure I A Phased Action Plan for Evaluation
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The fundamental purpose of evaluation is the determination of worth or merit of what an educational agency uses, does, and delivers. On this point, practitioners generally agree. However, the methods, the context, and the ...

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