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ERIC Number: ED201062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Pennsylvania School Improvement Program. Executive Summary.
Smink, Jay
The objectives of the Pennsylvania School Improvement Program (PSIP), funded by the National Institute of Education from 1976 to 1980, were to help schools analyze basic skills needs and improve student performance through the use of research-based programs and techniques. The data uncovered the need to improve instructional management, improve staff communication, individualize instruction, expand the range of supplemental materials, assist slow learners, provide inservice training on teaching strategies, articulate curricula, and provide instruction for teachers on how to assist students in applying skills in new situations. As a result of PSIP activities, 196 staff members were trained in a problem-solving approach to school improvement. Initial data on students indicate a trend toward better scores on standardized tests. During the course of the project several resource materials and strategies for program improvement were developed. The primary resource product is a three-volume handbook of strategies for curriculum development that is designed for use by school consultants. (JEH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania