ERIC Number: ED256073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Standards of Excellence.
Campbell, Karen Anne
This speech presents a teacher's account of the implementation of the Standards of Excellence Program in a Denver, Colorado, elementary school. Eight questions from the assessment instrument are cited that prompted the staff to reevaluate the educational program. Results of the assessment were analyzed by a committee, and objectives were set by consensus. Data analysis was used for the selection of appropriate teaching levels and materials, and school-wide norms were established. Other efforts to assimilate Standards of Excellence into the school program included (1) improved curricular congruence of spelling instruction; (2) direct instruction with specific objectives; (3) school-wide activities to enhance the academic program; (4) discussion, in faculty meetings, of current literature, teaching techniques, and district-wide issues; (5) team teaching; (6) renewed emphasis on homework; (7) special help for low-scoring students and high expectations for all; (8) emphasis in staff training on affective needs of students; and (9) a collaborative committee, consisting of teachers, parents, and citizens, to oversee school affairs. The success of the Standardss of Excellence Program resulted primarily from its emphasis on sharing of data and on staff participation in setting goals and implementing the plan. (TE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Formative Evaluation, Mastery Learning, Participative Decision Making, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Response
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Denver Public Schools CO; Excellence in Education; Standards of Excellence CO
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Chicago, IL, March 23-26, 1985). For related documents, see EA 017 664 and EA 017 706-708.