With examples and clear direction, this resource will guide the reader through a five-step process for systematically gathering, objectively evaluating, and constructively acting on data. Part of the Essentials for Principals Series, this guide provides a framework for transparent, accurate evaluation of current practices and inclusive planning. It includes a step-by-step walkthrough of the program evaluation cycle and an appendix that explains vital concepts and vocabulary in accessible language.
* Explains how to select data-collection strategies that will yield the most useful data
* Considers steps to determining how well a program is aligned with standards and meeting learning goals
* Provides strategies to understand a program or instructional strategy's strengths and identifying ways to address its weaknesses
* Explores how to include a variety of stakeholders in the program evaluation process, ensuring transparency and collaboration throughout