Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments
- Title Page
- Table of Contents
- Developing a Program
- Program Evaluation
- Other Resources
Analyzing the Information and Identifying Areas for Improvement
This section of the outline provides information on analyzing the data collected and describes steps to consider in developing an action plan to address the findings from the evaluation. For illustration purposes, the information is organized into three areas discussed below:
Review of Results: Findings and Conclusions
Following are questions that may be considered with respect to compiling, organizing, and summarizing the information collected for each area where the district is not meeting the educational goals it established.
- Is each identified area of concern evaluated to determine why it arose and how it is interfering with program objectives?
- Were adequate resources allocated to the area of concern?
- Were responsible staff adequately trained with respect to their responsibilities?
- Were goals and expectations realistic? Were goals and other program expectations adequately communicated?
- Does the concern suggest the need to take another look at some aspect of the program design?
- Are there any contributing factors, explanations, or reasons for each area of concern?
It may be convenient to organize a written summary of three basic components:
Planning and Designing Modifications and Improvements
The following questions relate to planning and designing corrective measures or improvements tailored to address the specific concerns identified, while promoting the overall success of the program:
- Has a description of the changes been developed? (e.g., What procedural and program modifications will be undertaken? Who is expected to be responsible for what? When will the changes be implemented?)
- Has a description of the rationale and objective(s) been developed? (e.g. What are the changes expected to accomplish? How will success be measured?)
Implementing Program Changes
Once the planned modifications are developed, they can be put in place. Questions about implementation procedures may include:
- Have all stakeholders (responsible and interested parties) been notified of any program changes?
- Has necessary training been identified? Have appropriate steps been put in place so that responsible persons understand expectations and are prepared to implement the changes as planned?
To facilitate the success of the program improvement process, you may wish to consider the following questions:
Students must be provided with services until they are proficient enough in English to participate meaningfully in the district's overall education program.