Preparing school evaluators: Hiroshima pilot test of the Japan Evaluation Society’s accreditation project
This article reports on the efforts of the Japan Evaluation Society (JES), in collaboration with the Canadian Evaluation Society, to develop and pilot test an accreditation and certification scheme for school evaluators. The purpose of the JES accreditation model is to support evaluation capacity building and promote high quality evaluation by developing functional evaluation competencies.
This article briefly defines internal evaluation, its strengths and weaknesses, and the key factors that influence the practice of internal evaluation. This provides a framework for relating the case studies presented in this volume to the reader's own organization.