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Using the Tools You Already Have

One of the best models for doing program evaluation in PK-12 schools is actually the LCAP.  Although the LCAP is a required annual process written into Ed Code, at it’s core, it is a good example for conducting an educational  evaluation because of it’s basic core components:

  • Establish A Vision & Goals

  • Review Previous Results

  • Talk To Your Educational Partners

  • Identify A Need

  • Establish A Strategy For Reaching Your Goals

  • Specify The Actions You Will Take And The Costs Of Those Actions

  • Implement The Action

  • Monitor The Action By Collecting Data

  • Analyze Data

  • Draw Conclusions From Your Data

  • Share The Results With Your Educational Partners

  • Determine If You Will Abandon Your Action

  • Determine If You Will Start A New Action

  • Repeat The Process Annually

The LCAP is a good model for PK-12 evaluations because it is an annual required process that communities can use to evaluate the effectiveness of a program/intervention.  

Because school communities all over the State are already required to conduct an LCAP, it is easy to make use of this process to evaluate literacy interventions, after school programs, math curriculums, school climate programs, and just about every other PK-12 program/intervention.

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