ERIC Number: ED327595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Comprehensive Plan for the Maryland School Performance Program.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This comprehensive statewide plan was developed to revitalize the Maryland educational system on the school, school system, and state levels by 1992. The plan incorporates the following elements: (1) a set of data-based areas that are considered most useful to inform and guide the school's instructional results for each student; (2) a computerized management informational system that collects ongoing results in each data-based area about each student's achievement; (3) greater achievement by each student, emphasizing the thoughtful application of information, processes, and skills; (4) a set of state and local standards so that staffs can analyze the results and make decisions about the school's instructional performance for each student; (5) annual performance reports that identify progress on the data-based areas for the school, the school system, and the state; (6) an operational decision-making process that uses the performance report information and restructures the school's or school system's operations, as needed, to ensure that each student progresses toward the standard of excellence; (7) state and local school systems that provide support to assist staffs to strengthen the school's performance; (8) parents who are involved in assisting students to plan, determine, and monitor appropriate program choices and course selections, and in establishing expected outcomes to be achieved by them; (9) a community that supports the school in its efforts to increase each student's achievement; and (10) an accreditation standard that is earned based upon the school's performance. Three figures illustrate an overview of the program, a schedule of activities, and the personnel and organizational structure. The appendixes include lists of program advisors; consultants; local school system leaders; and a glossary. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.