ERIC Number: EJ1145866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
The Role of Evaluation in the School Improvement Process
Lindahl, Ronald A.; Beach, Robert H.
Planning and Changing, v44 n1-2 p56-72 2013
Although evaluation serves many purposes in education, there is virtually unanimous agreement that evaluation is a critical component of all school improvement processes. Hamilton et al. (2003) asserted that "assessment and evaluation should be built into reform programs from the outset" (p. 26). Kimball, Lander, and Thorn (2010) extended this, calling for evaluation before, during, and after school improvement projects. Consequently, the purpose of this article is to explore when, how, and why evaluation should be utilized in formal school improvement processes.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Evaluation Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Planning, Program Implementation, Summative Evaluation, Organizational Change, Models, Educational Administration, Educational Practices
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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