A review of program evaluations in an Australian independent school: participants’ perspectives

Allen, Jeanne Maree and Rimes, Julie 2014, A review of program evaluations in an Australian independent school: participants’ perspectives, Australian journal of education, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 262-277, doi: 10.1177/0004944114542983.

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Title A review of program evaluations in an Australian independent school: participants’ perspectives
Author(s) Allen, Jeanne Maree
Rimes, Julie
Journal name Australian journal of education
Volume number 58
Issue number 3
Start page 262
End page 277
Total pages 16
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2014-11
ISSN 0004-9441
Keyword(s) evaluation methods
evaluation utilisation
school-based evaluation
program evaluation
Summary This paper reports on ways in which one Australian independent school seeks to develop and sustain best practice and academic integrity in its programs through a system of ongoing program evaluation, involving a systematic, cyclical appraisal of the school’s suite of six faculties. A number of different evaluation methods have been and continue to be used, each developed to best suit the particular program under evaluation. In order to gain an understanding of the effectiveness of this process, we conducted a study into participants’ perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of the four program evaluations undertaken between 2009 and 2011. Drawing on documentary analysis of the evaluation reports and analysis of questionnaire data from the study participants, a number of findings were generated. These findings are provided and discussed, together with suggestions about ways in which the conceptualisation and conduct of school program evaluations might be enhanced.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0004944114542983
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio Economic Objective 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, SAGE Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30066162

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