School Leadership Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review: Updated and Expanded
Dec 14, 2017
This toolkit is a companion to School Leadership Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: An Evidence Review, which assessed the evidence on school leadership interventions against Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) evidence tiers. The authors provide guidance and tools for designing and conducting evaluations of school leadership interventions, including selecting evaluation designs and measures and organizing and analyzing data.
This toolkit is a companion to School Leadership Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: An Evidence Review (the School Leadership Interventions report), which assessed the evidence on school leadership interventions against Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) evidence tiers. An outcome evaluation is an ESSA requirement for federally funded interventions that have low levels of evidence [e.g., Tier IV]. To address this, the authors developed this toolkit to help state and local education policymakers evaluate school leadership intervention outcomes as they implement the interventions. This toolkit is designed primarily for administrators working in state education agencies (SEA) and local (e.g., county, district) education agencies (LEA) considering school leadership improvement interventions as a school improvement lever. The authors provide guidance and tools for building an intervention logic model, selecting program evaluation designs and measures, organizing and analyzing data, and using data to improve the intervention. The guidance shared in this toolkit is consistent with the larger body of evaluation methodology but is specifically tailored to be relevant for school leadership intervention evaluations. Although the toolkit focuses on outcome evaluations, the authors strongly encourage state and local education administrators to go beyond the ESSA requirements to look at implementation processes as well.
Introduction and Overview
Building a Program Logic Model
Understanding Program Evaluation Methods
Identifying Outcome Measures
Organizing and Analyzing Your Evaluation Data
Using Your Evaluation Data to Improve Your Program
Existing School Leadership Interventions with Documented Evidence
Implementation Evaluation and Process Measures