ERIC Number: ED331921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to the Basic Skills Program Improvement Process.
The Basic Skills Program Improvement Process (BSPIP) is a peer review opportunity offered to New Jersey School districts by the Division of Compensatory/Bilingual Education of the New Jersey State Department of Education. BSPIP is a project designed to encourage school personnel to examine the quality of their compensatory basic skills programs with regard to research factors known to be strongly related to school effectiveness. Training in how to conduct the review process, with emphasis on how to gather and analyze data, can be provided by the state education department; however, even without this assistance, participating staff should be able, using this manual, to conduct assessments of programs in their own and/or similar schools. The guide is divided into five sections. The first section orients the user to BSPIP. The next four sections describe the procedures and responsibilities associated with each of the following phases of the process: (1) initiation; (2) preparation for the external study team visit; (3) the external study team visit; and (4) follow-up. Appendixes include a sample visit schedule, summaries of the research used to focus the review, and descriptions of teacher and student behaviors for use in analyzing classroom observations. Twenty figures are included. (AF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Compensatory/Bilingual Education.
Identifiers: New Jersey