ERIC Number: ED238596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
State Programs of School Improvement, 1983: A 50-State Survey. Working Paper No. 1.
In 1982, the Education Commission of the States conducted an initial survey of school improvement programs to document state efforts to improve the quality of education in the public schools. Based on a new survey conducted in June and July of 1983, this paper updates the earlier survey and describes state-level school improvement activities begun in 1983. Preceding the descriptions of state programs, introductory material indicates general characteristics of the school improvement initiatives. A table illustrates state activities in nine areas of program provision: school improvement programs, effective schools projects, district/school planning requirements, local instruction program review, new curriculum development efforts, new accreditation standards, dissemination or adoption assistance, technical assistance through intermediate units, and statewide mandates for student testing. (RH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Public Education, School Effectiveness, State Programs, State Surveys, Technical Assistance
Distribution Center, Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Accreditation Standards; Mandated Tests; Program Dissemination Assistance; Program Review
Note: For related documents, see ED 224 135 and ED 234 499.