ERIC Number: ED239403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Indicators of Quality Schools: I. Overview.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. School Improvement and Leadership Services Unit.
The author outlines the importance of educational assessment in determining the quality of a school's educational system. A model is presented showing the three dimensions of quality educational programs and their interrelatedness. The Indicators of Quality Schools instrument, the purpose of which is to identify areas for improvement across three dimensions -- student outcomes; school leadership, instructional and institutional characteristics; and accountability/accreditation/planning processes, is described. Each of 12 categories consists of a series of items based on educational research on effective school practices with a number of subitems listed below each item. Assessing a school through the use of this instrument points out school strengths while pinpointing needed improvement. After the assessment process is completed, it is important to follow through with the needed improvements. Appendix A contains a complete listing of the items; Appendix B includes a sample page from the instrument. (MD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Study of School Evaluation, Falls Church, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Basic Skills Improvement Program.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. School Improvement and Leadership Services Unit.
Identifiers: Indicators of Quality Schools
Note: For parts II and III and the assessment instrument, see EA 016 368-372.