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 1: Supporting Anita
Anita Jackson was a good district superintendent. She had risen from being a new teacher in the Southside elementary school to become the head of education for Cobb County Schools. She had “paid her dues” and worked as a mother, while at the same time earning her doctorate in educational administration.
To be sure, this was not the easiest education job in ...