Imagine that your school is experiencing a problem with student bullying. What programs, practices and strategies might you use to address this challenge, and how would you evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts?
Want to dig deeper? See Part 1 of this article for guidelines on how to create a comprehensive program evaluation plan for your school.
At your next staff meeting or Data Team meeting, try using The Partnership's Training Worksheet to start a discussion about program evaluation. The Worksheet provides best practices in program evaluation, then offers a fictional scenario of a school that came up with an implementation and evaluation plan to address its bullying problem.
Think you can improve upon what Central City High School did? Put your staff's critical thinking skills to the test regarding an often-neglected area of school programming: school climate and social-emotional interventions.
If you're ready to go further and turn a critical eye toward all of your school's programs, strategies and practices, see Part 1 of this article for guidance and an evaluation planning worksheet.