ERIC Number: ED228735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Hudson's Bay High School: A Model for Effective Schools.
Halstead, David; Riden, Ralph
Materials related to Hudson's Bay High School's (Vancouver, Washington) program to improve school effectiveness are presented. On the first page are enumerated six steps that were taken to implement the program, including the administration of an Effective Schools Evaluation Instrument asking faculty to identify needed improvements. Eight teams were designated to develop the eight school effectiveness goals chosen and to suggest ways they could be achieved in the classroom. The second section lists and explains 14 attributes of effective schools. The third section elaborates on the 14 attributes. The fourth section reproduces the Effective Schools Evaluation Instrument in which the 14 attributes are again listed and explained. The fifth section contains the reports of each of the eight committees assigned to develop each goal selected. The eight goals or areas for improvement selected and reported on were high academic learning time, high expectations, order and discipline, monitored homework, community support, clear academic and social behavior goals, variety of teaching topics, and public rewards and incentives. Committee reports include such things as what research says about the goals and specific recommendations for changes in administator and teacher behavior. Presented in the final section is a paper summarizing research about effective schools. (JM)
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Expectation, Homework, Improvement Programs, Organizational Objectives, Rewards, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Teaching Methods, Time on Task
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver School District 37, WA.
Identifiers: Vancouver School District WA
Note: Prepared at Hudson Bay High School, Vancouver, Washington.