Evaluator's Handbook

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Joan L. Herman, Lynn Lyons Morris, Carol T. Fitz-Gibbon
SAGE Publications, Dec 1, 1987 - Education - 159 pages
This volume is at the core of the Program Evaluation Kit. It takes a step-by-step approach to evaluation, using non-technical language to explain procedures to novice evaluators. This edition reflects the current emphasis on continuous evaluation throughout the process of programme development. New references and the inclusion of evaluation standards are also a feature. The Evaluator's Handbook is illustrated with examples, suggestions, worksheets and sample forms for the reader's own use. At appropriate points, it refers readers to other volumes in the Kit for further information.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
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How to Play the Role of the Formative or Summative
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StepbyStep Guides for Conducting a Formative Evaluation
42
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Joan L. Herman is Director of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA. Her research has explored the effects of accountability and assessment on schools and teachers and the design of assessment systems to support school planning and instructional improvement. Her recent work has focused on the quality and consequences of teachers' formative assessment practices. She also has wide experience as an evaluator of school reform.

Dr. Herman is noted in bridging research, and practice, particularly in applications serving English Language Learners and at-risk students. Among her books are Tracking Your School's Success: A Guide to Sensible School-Based Evaluation; and A Practical Guide to Alternative Assessment, both of which have been popular resources for schools across the country. A former teacher and school board member, Dr. Herman is an elected AERA fellow, has published extensively in research journals and is a frequent advisor to prominent national and state research and development initiatives, including repeated service to the National Academy. She is past president of the California Educational Research Association; has held a variety of leadership positions in the American Educational Research Association, National Organization of Research Centers, and Knowledge Alliance; chairs the Para Los Niņos school board, and is current editor of the research journal, Educational Assessment.

Carol Fitz-Gibbon initiated the A-Level Information System in 1983 and was Director of the Curriculum, Evaluation and Management Centre from 1989-2003 and Professor of Education at Durham from 1996-2003. She has a continuing interest in cross-age tutoring and Reforms as Experiments in an active retirement.

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