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ERIC Number: ED109289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
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A Possible Reality -- Aborted: The Academic Achievement Project of the District of Columbia Schools.
Farrar, Eleanor
This report is described as a detailed account of the history and development of the Metropolitan Applied Research Center (MARC) Academic Achievement Plan (AAP), describing the process and events which lead to its failure. The AAP is described as a blueprint for a system of educational changes to be developed and implemented by the Board of Education of Washington, D.C. and its staff. It is stated that it provides clear goals and objectives for the school system (grades one to nine) and outlines what must be done if the goals are to be reached. Specific recommendations of the report included the following: (1) proclamation of a reading mobilization year for the entire school system; (2) creation of reading and mathematics mobilization teams in every school; (3) establishment of minimum required levels in reading and mathematics for every grade level; (4) organization of heterogeneous classrooms on a systemwide basis; (5) establishmemt of an evaluation and testing program; (6) development of supports for teachers in the form of tutors (adult and student), teacher aides, mobilization teams, and staff development programs; (7) development of a system of differentiated staffing; (8) parent involvement in the educational process; and, (9) elimination of impediments to learning and the motivation of students through new techniques. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Applied Research Center, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia