Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Wherry, John H.
May 2008
Principal;May/Jun2008, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p12
The article discusses a simple way to evaluate the parent, family and community involvement program of a school. Most schools allegedly have no organized method of evaluation even with the No Child Left Behind Act's reliance on using just standardized test scores to evaluate a school's success. A simple assessment rubric which identified eight important evaluation criteria was created by the author to rate a school's program.


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