Evaluating Programs to Increase Student Achievement

ISBN-10: 1412951259
ISBN-13: 9781412951258
Edition: 2nd 2008
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List price: $37.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Evaluating Programs to Increase Student Achievement, Second Edition , provides school leaders with practical guidelines and tools to evaluate the effectiveness of school programs. Using reader-friendly terms, the author thoroughly discusses the steps of the evaluation process so that practitioners of all experience levels and backgrounds will gain a solid conceptual foundation, and can plan and carry out program evaluations. The revised edition includes: Additional examples to illustrate the program evaluation process An expanded discussion of the principal's role in the project A facilitator's guide for team leaders

Sylvia M. Asay , Ph.D., CFLE, is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska, Kearney.� She received her Ph.D. in Community and Human Resources at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1998.� She has receivd her Certified Family LIfe Educator credentials through the National Council on Family Relations.� She has 13 years of post-secondary teaching experience with such courses as Infant Development, Lifespan Development, Human Sexual Behavior, and Marriage and Family Relationships, as well as Family Resource Management.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Perspectives on Program Evaluation
Overview
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
A Concluding Note
Chapter Highlights
How Program Evaluation Contributes to a Learning Organization
Overview
The Spirit of a Learning Organization
The 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
A Concluding Note
Chapter Highlights
Using Program Evaluation to Improve the Curriculum - A Developmental Approach
Overview
Compatible Evaluation Methods
The Problem of Confounding
Internal Validity
Some Further Threats to Internal Validity
A Concluding Note
Chapter Highlights
An Experimental Approach for Evaluating Programs
Overview
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
A Concluding Note
Chapter Highlights
Program Evaluation Through Collaboration
Overview
Why Have an Evaluation Team?
Team Composition
Factors for Principals to Consider in Establishing the Evaluation Team
Forming an Evaluation Team
The Team in Operation
A Concluding Note
Chapter Highlights
Measuring Program Outcomes
Overview
Quantitative and Qualitative Data
Comprehensive Evaluation
Validity and Reliability of Evaluation Data
Validity
Reliability
Perspectives on Authentic Assessment
A Concluding Note
Chapter Highlights
The Evaluation Process: Phases 1, 2, and 3
Overview
Phase 1-Describing the Program
Phase 2-Providing Direction for the Evaluation
Phase 3-Obtaining Information to Answer Evaluation Questions
Chapter Highlights
The Evaluation Process: Phases 4, 5, and 6
Overview
Phase 4-Analyzing Data to Assess a Program's Impact
Phase 5-Evaluating the Program's Effectiveness and Offering Recommendations for Its Future Development
Phase 6-Writing the Evaluation Report
Chapter Highlights
Writing the Evaluation Report
Overview
Format and Content
What the Evaluation Report Represents
Chapter Highlights
Assessing the Evaluation Project
Overview
Purposes of Metaevaluation
Formative Metaevaluation
Summative Metaevaluation
A Concluding Note
Chapter Highlights
Revisiting the Principal's Leadership Role in Program Evaluation
Overview
The Multidimensional Responsibilities of the Principal in Program Evaluation
Attitudes of Principals Toward Assessing Programs
Beyond the Technical
Principals' Self-Assessment
A Concluding Note
Chapter Highlights
Appendix. A Mini-Guide for the Evaluation Team Leader
References
Index

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