ERIC Number: ED217092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Seven School-Based Planning Projects in One Hundred and Seventy-Five New York City Elementary and Secondary Public Schools: A Comparative Analysis.
Gross, Thomas; And Others
This report describes and assesses seven school-based planning projects to raise student achievement levels in the New York City Public Schools. Based on the principles of organizational development, the projects are: 1) the Renewal Program, a planning partnership between several high schools and the Economic Development Council, a nonprofit business organization providing private resource assistance to the public sector; 2) the Management By Objectives System which emphasizes data-based planning and accountability; 3) the School Improvement Project which bases improvement efforts on a given set of criteria of effective schools; 4) the Local School Development Project which emphasizes collaborative planning among participating schools; 5) the Comprehensive Planning Unit, a group that helps schools maximize the use of resources and coordinate funded programs to reduce redundant or fragmented instruction; 6) Targeted Schools, which focuses on improving high schools with low achievement levels and high dropout rates; and 7) Schoolwide Projects which, under legal authorization, provides Title I compensatory education funds to all students (rather than a restricted number) in schools with large proportions of educationally deprived children. The report suggests that the programs lead to improved pupil achievement and attendance, describes the requirements for creating effective schools, and discusses other issues related to school-based planning. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Compensatory Education, Cooperative Planning, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Management by Objectives, Organizational Development, Political Influences, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education; School Effectiveness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).