What should school-based evaluation look like?

Katherine E. Ryan, Merrill Chandler, Maurice Samuels

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In this article, we report the results of an instrumental, mixed methods case study (Stake, 1995) of a culturally responsive school-based evaluation initiative. In studying culturally responsive school-based evaluation, we found some broader issues with school-based evaluation more generally. These challenges include what knowledge schools need to engage in evaluation, organizational constraints which impact what models are appropriate for school-based evaluation approaches, and the meanings of culture. Teachers and principals clearly understood culture in a different way after participating in school-based culturally responsive evaluation. However, more theoretical work and field studies will need to be conducted to further assess being culturally responsive in evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-212
Number of pages16
JournalStudies in Educational Evaluation
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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