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ERIC Number: ED251916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-26
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Legacy of Excellence.
Pisapia, John Ralph
West Virginia's school improvement plan, emphasizing learning outcomes, mandates excellent education for all students. Following an executive summary, this paper discusses, first, the conflict between excellence and equity in educational reform, and West Virginia's intent to resolve that conflict; second, the legal foundations of the master plan, chiefly a state supreme court decision requiring extensive change in West Virginia schools; third, the plan itself; an finally, a strategy for effecting the plan. The master plan as described here includes (1) a new K-12 curriculum that incorporates heightened academic standards and is designed to foster adaptability and lifelong learning; (2) improvements in time management, instructional materials, testing, teacher education, and staff development, to support the instructional program; and (3) program and school improvement processes, accountability measures, and a management information system. A description of these components follows an explanation of the plan's emphasis on student achievement; detailed tables of the proposed curriculum are included. The final section describes a five-year implementation strategy based on local prioritization and scheduling of statewide objectives. (MCG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: West Virginia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).