ERIC Number: ED364954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Outcomes and Behavior--Identifying Quality Indicators. Brooks School District No. 2092.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The Brooks Educational Quality Indicators project tested the premise that quality education in Brooks (Alberta) results from the right blend of attention to academics and developing character within a firm set of behavioral demands. The first stage of the study included data collection on district perceptions from teachers, staff, administrators, and trustees. The second stage of the study examined student perceptions through a former-student survey and telephone interviews, and student behavior using homework completion rates, vandalism, and discipline. Achievement tests, diploma exams, participation rates, and Rutherford Scholarships were used to measure student achievement. The findings of the first two stages were analyzed and potential conclusions were drawn. This led to the third stage in which community perceptions were evaluated through an action plan and community involvement. The Brooks indicator project blended academic, social, and behavioral data to provide indicators of students' character development. An indicator system for responsible student behavior included high expectations, mutual respect and recognition, pride, courteousness, caring and sharing, mutual trust, and open communication. The action plan produced a belief statement and followup action plans. Appendices A-E include data on district perceptions, student perceptions, student behavior, student achievement, and community perceptions. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers: Alberta; Quality Indicators