ERIC Number: ED099161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An Inventory of Effective Practices in Small Schools: A School Locator Service.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL.
The North Central Association (NCA) Committee on Small Schools conducted an inventory of practices found in NCA schools as of December 1973. The purpose was to provide a school locator service to identify small schools in which specific practices were found. An inventory form was sent to secondary schools having an enrollment of 300 or fewer students in grades 9-12 during the 1973-74 school year. Principals were requested to indicate those practices which: (1) were in current operation in his school to such a successful extent that he would encourage inquiries from his colleagues; (2) had written materials available; (3) had been attempted but subsequently dropped by the school; and (4) held promise for effectiveness in the small school but were not listed on the inventory. Responses were received from 387 schools. Among the findings were: (1) the sharing of specialist personnel was the most common practice used in adapting the organization or structure of the small school to its smallness; (2) few schools reported nongraded programs and the granting of credit on other than the Carnegie unit basis--such as proficiency examinations; (3) fewer adaptations were reported in the area of instructional modifications; and (4) supervised correspondence courses were a major measure to broaden programs. A copy of the inventory form and the cover letter which accompanied it are given in the appendix. (NQ)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Instructional Design, Program Development, Resource Allocation, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Shared Services, Small Schools, Tables (Data)
Not available separately, see RC 008 222
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL.
Note: For related documents, see RC 008 222-224