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Evaluating programs to increase student achievement

Author: Martin H Jason
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin H Jason
ISBN: 9781412951241 1412951240 9781412951258 1412951259
OCLC Number: 173502844
Description: xix, 183 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Cozette Buckney --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
About the author --
1: Perspectives On Program Evaluation --
How program evaluation contributes to school improvement --
Benefits of site-based program evaluation --
Goals of program evaluation --
Two evaluation methods --
Assessing program processes --
Linking evaluation with program improvement --
Concluding note --
Chapter 1 highlights --
Notes --
2: How Program Evaluation Contributes To A Learning Organization --
Spirit of a learning organization --
School as a learning organization --
Reflective practice --
Linking the parts of the school organization for improved performance --
Applying a systems approach to increase student achievement --
Concluding note --
Chapter 2 highlights --
Notes --
3: Using Program Evaluation To Improve The Curriculum- A Developmental Approach --
Compatible evaluation methods --
Problem of confounding --
Internal validity --
Some further threats to internal validity --
Concluding note --
Chapter 3 highlights --
Notes --
4: Experimental Approach For Evaluating Programs --
Internal validity-a review --
Building control into an experiment --
Random assignment --
Experimental designs --
Deciding whether to use one or two groups in an evaluation study --
External validity --
Concluding note --
Chapter 4 highlights --
Notes --
5: Program Evaluation Through Collaboration --
Why have an evaluation team? --
Team composition --
Factors for principals to consider in establishing the evaluation team --
Forming an evaluation team --
Team in operation --
Concluding note --
Chapter 5 highlights --
Notes --
6: Measuring Program Outcomes --
Quantitative and qualitative data --
Comprehensive evaluation --
Validity and reliability of evaluation data --
Perspectives on authentic assessment --
Concluding note --
Chapter 6 highlights --
Notes --
7: Evaluation Process: Phases 1, 2, And 3 --
Phase 1-Describing the program --
Phase 2-Providing direction for the evaluation --
Phase 3-Obtaining information to answer evaluation questions --
Chapter 7 highlights --
Notes --
8: Evaluation Process: Phases 4, 5, And 6 --
Phase 4-Analyzing data to assess a program's impact --
Phase 5-Evaluating the program's effectiveness and offering --
Recommendations for its future --
Phase 6-Writing the evaluation report --
Chapter 8 highlights --
Notes --
9: Writing The Evaluation Report --
Format and content --
What the evaluation report represents --
Chapter 9 highlights --
Notes --
10: Assessing The Evaluation Project --
Purposes of metaevaluation --
Formative metaevaluation --
Summative metaevaluation --
Concluding note --
Chapter 10 highlights --
Notes --
11: Revisiting The Principal's Leadership Role In Program Evaluation --
Multidimensional responsibilities of the principal in program evaluation --
Attitudes of principals toward assessing programs --
Beyond the technical --
Principal's self-assessment --
Concluding note --
Chapter 11 highlights --
Notes --
Appendix: Miniguide for the evaluation team leader --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Martin H. Jason.
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