chapter  18
6 Pages

Phase Seven: Evaluating

WithTimothy D. Green, Loretta C. Donovan, Jody Peerless Green

Change agents understand the importance of evaluation. Evaluation provides insight into how successful their learners are. Through evaluation, they are also able to reflect on our own effectiveness. Hattie and Zierer discuss this notion. They suggest that change agents must reflect on the impact that their actions have on their learners, but at the same time use learner achievement and learner feedback to assess their own impact. This notion is the foundation for the Evaluating Phase. As change agents, it is important that we evaluate the impact the innovation adoption has on learner achievement and outcomes and use this information to evaluate our own effectiveness as a change agent. There are two steps in the Evaluating Phase. First, reader evaluate the impact of the innovation adoption on leaning outcomes and school goals. The second step is where they apply Hattie and Zierer's notion of using learner achievement and outcomes to assess their own impact.