ERIC Number: ED381848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Guide and Criteria for Program Quality Review--Middle Level, 1994.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This document contains guidelines to be used by California schools in conducting the Program Quality Review (PQR). The goal of the self-review process is to enable the entire school community to focus, through extensive discussion, on how the curriculum and instruction in a school can be improved so that all students can be fully engaged in a high-quality thinking, meaning-centered curriculum. Part 1 presents a question-and-answer format to clarify concerns about the PQR process and describes the major steps in the process--preparation, the curriculum self-review process, and implementation/followup. It also outlines the roles of external consultants. Part 2 specifies criteria for evaluating curricula (such as health education, history and social science, language arts, mathematics, physical education, science, and visual performing arts) and instructional support. Each curriculum criterion includes a focus statement and corresponding examples of student work and professional practices. Instructional support sections contain a focus statement and exemplars of teaching activities. The third part contains sample timelines, student work summaries, improvement plans, and visitation reports. The final part provides information about California regional networks of foundation and partnership schools and lists of relevant organizations and publications. (LMI)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Development, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($11.25, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Program Quality Review
Note: For elementary level guide, see EA 026 477.