ERIC Number: ED370172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School Improvement: A Case Study. An Effective Schools Framework for Partnerships in Systemic Reform.
Jones, Marie Spriggs; Ross, Eleanor F.
This paper presents findings of a case study that evaluated the Effective Schools process implemented in the Clarke County (Virginia) Public School District. The district received a Chapter 2 grant in 1993 from the Virginia Department of Education to implement Effective Schools processes. Implemented in 1989, the school improvement project received the U.S. Senate's Productivity Award in 1993. Implementing the process involved the following stages: developing awareness and building-level support; defining school climate; and training leadership teams through a building-by-building process. Various aspects of the program are also described, such as curriculum and instruction, high expectations for students, frequent monitoring of students and programs, the use of test scores, norms for collegiality, shared decision-making and collaboration, home-school relations, and awards and recognitions. Five tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clarke County Public Schools VA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (7th, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 1994).