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Evaluation Worksheet

The Series as a Whole

Name of Series ___________________________________________________

Publisher ________________________________________________________

Copyright Date ___________________________________________________

Evaluator(s) _____________________________________________________

Imprimatur _______________________________________________________

 

Evaluation Code

   3 - Outstanding                         Fulfills the criteria exceptionally well

   2 - Satisfactory                          Adequately fulfills the criteria

   1 - Minimally Adequate              Partially fulfills the criteria; needs

                                                    supplementary resources

   0 - Unacceptable                      Does not fulfill the criteria

 

Evaluation Worksheet for a Series

                                                                                                           Circle One

1.   The program as a whole is recommended in the                             3   2   1   0

      Religious Education Curriculum Guidelines of the Catholic

      Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

2.   The series takes into consideration the way children learn.             3   2   1   0

3.   The lesson plans have the sequence of messages, human          

       experience, discovery and prayer response.                                  3   2    1   0

4.   The teacher's manuals are clear and easy to use and guide         

      both the professional and nonprofessional to good

      catechetical procedures.                                                                   3   2   1   0

5.   There are recommendations for a variety of AV materials                3   2   1   0

      and other resources.

6.   The series or textbooks include the best in psychological and       

      pedagogical processes, which will facilitate the student's

      learning and growth in faith in a holistic manner (GCD 121).           3   2    1   0

7.   There is sufficient variety of multi-cultural approaches in both       

      content and graphics.                                                                      3   2    1   0

8.   The books (teachers, students, parents guides) are appealing     

      and functional in typography, layout and graphics.                          3   2    1   0

9.   There are adequate resources for assisting parents in the            

      religious education of their families.                                                  3   2   1   0

10. There is sufficient background information for teachers.                  3   2   1   0

11. The learning experience and reading levels are appropriate          

      to grade levels of the students.                                                        3   2    1  0

12. The series is adaptable to a variety of personal needs, stages     

      of development and learning habits.                                                 3   2   1   0

13. Provisions are made for student evaluation.                                     3   2   1   0

14. The program lends itself to communication with, as well as           

      ideas for, involvement in the parish and the whole church.               3   2   1   0

15. The textbook seeks to teach the faithful to test and interpret         

      all things, including everyday life, in a wholly Christian spirit.            3   2   1   0

16. The textbook series provides activities that facilitate growth         

      in faith and understanding.                                                               3   2   1   0

17. The textbook series provides a teachers manual and parent       

      resources.  These materials are adaptable to a number of

      different teaching styles and cultural experiences.                           3   2   1   0

18. The individual texts in this series consistently correspond to

       the age level and ability of the students who will use them:

               With regard to readability                                                        3   2   1   0

                With regard to graphics and artwork                                      3   2   1   0

                With regard to live experiences discussed                             3   2   1   0

                With regard to prayer and workshop experiences                  3   2   1   0

19. The materials are culturally sensitive and inclusive of                   

      cultural groups.                                                                                 3   2   1   0

20. The series suggests a wide variety of media.                                   3   2   1   0

21. The series incorporates various methodologies.                              3   2   1   0

22. As a whole, the series develops the dimensions of doctrine ,      

      morality, community, worship, prayer and service.                           3   2   1   0

 

A.  Please provide additional or summary comments on the series as a whole.   

     Please give at least three examples that justify, validate and/or affirm your

     assessment on an attachment to this form.

B.  Please complete the information below:

Print Name (s)

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Position (s) ______________________________________________________

Parish or Parish School ____________________________________________

Name of Principal of School _________________________________________

Signature of Person making request __________________________________

Signature of Principal/Pastor ________________________________________

 

 

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