ERIC Number: ED240664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
District Level Indicators Supporting Quality Schools: I. Overview.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. School Improvement and Leadership Services Unit.
This paper describes the "District Level Indicators Supporting Quality Schools" and gives suggestions on the use of the instrument. The indicators were developed from research on effective schools and focus on activities and policies supporting quality schools. The instrument is a series of statements of goals, practices, policies, and procedures that help create or support quality schools and is divided into 10 categories. It is intended for use as a district self-study assessment tool. The assessment process can become more meaningful if the school and community take responsibility for the school improvement process itself and the assessment is considered an ongoing process. The object of the instrument is to identify priority areas for improvement or study. The paper includes recommendations for use of the instrument, including: forming a school improvement committee, deciding on a strategy for use of the instrument, orienting the staff, tabulating the results, reaching a consensus rating, displaying the results, and setting up and implementing improvement plans. An extensive bibliography is included. (MD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Study of School Evaluation, Falls Church, VA.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. School Improvement and Leadership Services Unit.
Note: For related documents, see ED 239 403-406 and EA 016 372.