A training approach
When a school decides that there is need for internal or self-evaluation to aid planning and decision-making, the next step must involve equipping staff to operate a suitable evaluation system and developing evaluation instruments suited to the school’s own priorities. The training approach outlined in this book aims to achieve both of these goals. Its main aims are:
• to engender positive attitudes among key personnel towards systematic evaluation;
• to provide these key personnel with the relevant knowledge and skills to set up and operate a limited exercise in school-based evaluation;
• to produce a starter bank of evaluation instruments for this limited exercise;
• to provide key personnel with structured opportunities to review the trial evaluation in preparation for embarking on a wholeschool approach.