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:
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.