By Glyn Rogers, Linda Badham
This functional guide has been designed to be used in faculties, through advisors, heads and senior managers seeking to determine a scientific method of assessment as a typical a part of the school's operating practices. The authors be aware of offering a realistic method of education key team of workers, supplying education versions and photocopiable worksheets to be used in workshop classes. Written in particular for the non-expert, who must take care of overview as one task between many others, they discover a established method of overview as a vital part of the administration cycle. they give the impression of being at employees improvement and device layout, outlining education versions from pre-briefing via to trialling and follow-up education, which additionally contains ambitions, define programmes and workshop briefings. a variety of overview tools is supplied, with remark and annotation approximately their nature, scope and what initial trials in colleges printed.
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In most cases, a team approach will be adopted. This can have advantages in that it increases the extent of teacher involvement in the evaluation, allows the use of expertise appropriately, and it shares the workload. Further, it can allow collection of pupil data to occur during normal lessons and thereby minimise disruption to the school day. However, there is a serious risk that individuals will interpret evaluation instruments differently, and this can affect the validity of the data collected.
None the less, this information gave pointers to the following: • subject areas where IT appeared to be having little impact; • teaching groups which appeared to be experiencing little or no IT. Senior managers used these data to identify areas of possible concern for further enquiry. In many cases, it was possible to cross-refer data collected from pupils with information obtained from staff and IT equipment usage logs to create a fuller picture. DESIGNING AND USING EVALUATION INSTRUMENTS 37 Having outlined the use of the evaluation planning proforma, we need now to look in greater depth at issues relating to information sources and data collection methods, to framing evaluation questions, and finally to the analysis and use of the data collected.
Stratified random sampling will give results which are more likely to be valid for the targeted population as a whole. For example, stratification by ability and gender can often be achieved quite easily. Secondary schools usually set children for mathematics, hence mathematics teaching groups can be used as an indication of ability. To draw up a stratified random sample, the evaluator needs the mathematics group lists alphabetically but split into girls and boys. The selection of the third, sixth, ninth pupil, etc.
Evaluation in Schools: Getting Started on Training and Implementation (Educational Management Series) by Glyn Rogers, Linda Badham