0350 - Evaluation of Instructional Programs

Adoption Date: 3/9/2000, Revised: 6/9/2011 
0000 - Goals and Objectives

0350 Evaluation of Instructional Programs

The Board of Education recognizes that education is a continuous process that cannot be satisfactorily achieved without the coordination and cooperation of all components of the system. To achieve the highest quality of education on all levels, a critical appraisal of the program as it operates in each school and at each level is essential. The Superintendent of Schools shall develop standards and procedures for the evaluation of instructional programs.

The purposes of evaluating the instructional programs are to:

1. indicate instructional strengths and weaknesses;

2. provide information needed for advance planning;

3. provide data for public information;

4. determine how each student achieves in accordance with his/her ability;

5. show the relationship between achievement and the school system's stated goals;

6. assess whether the total learning environment, including institutional processes, physical facilities and the educational program remains consistent with the needs of students and the larger society and contributes to the accomplishment of the goals of the school; and

7. check on the suitability of the instructional program in terms of community requirements.

The Board expects staff members to maintain a continual program of evaluation at every level to determine the extent of progress toward the District’s objectives. The Board will request the Superintendent to present factual information, which it considers necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of the school system. The Board shall receive regular reports of the results of instructional program evaluations.

Policy References:
8 NYCRR §100.2(m)