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—Marie Kraska, Professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology
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—Debbie Johnson, Principal
Lunt School, Falmouth, ME
Make informed decisions about programs with this step-by-step evaluation process!
School leaders can strengthen curriculum and help students experience greater achievement when they have an efficient process for evaluating the effectiveness of school programs. This reader-friendly resource presents a substantive overview of key concepts of the program evaluation process and offers practical guidelines to help administrators and faculty plan and carry out thoughtful evaluations.
Designed for new and experienced site-based administrators, this comprehensive second edition provides a wealth of updated information and tools for implementing evaluations, including:
- An expanded section on needs assessment, complete with new examples
- Additional methods to analyze data more productively
- Strategies for using graphs to communicate program results
- An in-depth discussion of the principal's role in the evaluation process
- A built-in facilitator's guide and checklist
A successful, ongoing evaluation process can promote a collaborative culture among faculty, improve teachers' sense of accomplishment, and strengthen your school's ability to meet the expectations of students and parents.