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Political and Practical Issues in Improving School Boards’ Use of Evaluation Data

Jan 1990

Joan L. Herman, Shari Golan, and Jeanne Dreyfus

This paper reports on interview studies with school board members, superintendents, and school principals to ascertain what sources of information these groups use to judge school quality, what standards they use to make judgments, how they use the formal test data they receive, and their preferences for report content and format.

Herman, J. L., Golan, S., & Dreyfus, J. (1990). Political and practical issues in improving school boards’ use of evaluation data (CSE Report 314). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).