ERIC Number: ED247637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Implementation and Monitoring School Improvement Plans: Getting Everyone Involved.
Adkins, Deberie Gomez; And Others
Schools of the Dallas Independent School District have developed procedures to implement and monitor school improvement measures. The district aims to improve student achievement in four areas: functional literacy, mathematics, reading, and basic language arts. Participants in instructional improvement include teachers, principals, administrators, specialists, and other personnel. Each school's plan includes an internal monitoring process that is documented to facilitate verification by external monitors, who are coordinated by subdistrict administrators. External monitoring teams include instructional specialists, special education personnel, and an assistant superintendent. Although monitoring processes vary, all monitors use the same forms. Results of monitoring from the 1982-83 school year suggest a need for agreement on the following: minimum number of teachers each monitor should observe, minimum time a monitor should remain in a classroom, and priority of monitoring. Measures were implemented to address each of these needs for the following school year. Monitoring data, examples of instructional strategies, internal monitoring procedures, and monitoring forms are included. (FWR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dallas Independent School District TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).