ERIC Number: ED394969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Education Reform Survey: The Judgements, Opinions and Perspectives of Kentucky School Superintendents, 1995.
Kentucky Association of School Superintendents.; Kentucky Inst. for Education Research, Frankfort.
This report describes the attitudes of school superintendents in Kentucky about the implementation of school reforms based on the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 (KERA); this survey also investigated changes in the perceptions of superintendents over the previous year related to the policies, programs, and practices of KERA. The study was conducted via a mail-out questionnaire sent to all 176 Kentucky school superintendents of whom 105 responded (60 percent). Specifically, the survey focused on the following issues: how the schools had changed since KERA; the most positive and the most negative effects; reliable measures for school improvement; how KERA-initiated programs were working; priorities for improving reform programs and practices; extent of superintendents' support for beliefs underlying KERA; perceived support for school reform; impact on the stress level of teachers, students, and school administrators; reactions to frequently recorded statements about the effects of KERA; and superintendents' positions on issues related to academic expectations, assessment options, accountability for student learning, and potential test options for the 1995-96 school year. Findings are reported on each of the focus questions. As a general evaluation, 80 percent of superintendents believed that schools had improved during the previous 5 years, and more than 90 percent did not want to return to pre-KERA policies and practices. The results are presented in 28 pages of tables. (NAV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Association of School Superintendents.; Kentucky Inst. for Education Research, Frankfort.
Identifiers: Kentucky; Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990; Reform Efforts
Note: For related documents, see SP 036 686-694.