ERIC Number: ED328994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-7
Reference Count: N/A
The School Effectiveness Report: History, Current Status, Future Directions.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of School and Program Development.
The Connecticut School Effectiveness Program, a statewide voluntary school improvement program, is described in this report. Information is presented on program activities and services, accomplishments, and areas of concern. The first section discusses the system used to determine individual schools' eligibility for state technical assistance at the priority, support, or advisory levels. Six adaptable steps for putting research into practice are described in the second part. The equity issue is examined in the third section. Based on the belief that all students are capable of learning, the program developed Connecticut Mastery Tests to measure statewide rather than grade level achievement and to build action plans for coping with controllable as well as unchangeable variables. The fourth section looks at the future of the program and discusses such innovations as Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, recent Congressional amendments, restructuring and accountability, and other state initiatives. Ten program recommendations are offered in the final section. Appendices include a map of participating schools, list of school effectiveness services, participating schools and districts, summary profile, Connecticut Mastery Test evaluation, action plan and related activities, progress report, achievement profile, and mathematics objectives. (17 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of School and Program Development.
Note: Print in appendices will not reproduce adequately in paper copy.