Steven Katz


Developing An Evaluation Habit Of Mind


In this paper, we use the psychological lens of motivation to argue that mandated evaluation requirements can serve as the impetus for accountability to become synonymous with organizational improvement. We offer evidence of how the processes and practices surrounding the use of data for wise decision making find intrinsically derived sustainability and become consolidated in an "evaluation habit of mind". Though exploratory in intent and not designed to be definitive, illustrations are provided from Canada's Manitoba School Improvement Program Inc. (MSIP) — an initiative designed to improve the learning experiences and outcomes of secondary school students through capacity building.