ERIC Number: ED189713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Pennsylvania School Improvement Program. School Site Case Study: School O.
Stank, Peggy L.; Peters, Leslie K.
The Pennsylvania School Improvement Program (PSIP) was created to assist local schools and school districts in the development of curriculum improvement strategies. The process involves the use of "linkers," curriculum specialists who work with teams from the local level to ascertain needs, then connect the local teams with the research and development agencies that can provide information and resources to help meet those needs. This document describes one rural elementary school's experience using PSIP in an effort to improve its reading program. During the period from the middle of 1976 to late spring of 1979, this school successfully went through needs assessment, program selection, and preparation for implementation of the selected program. The report concludes that participation in PSIP has provided the school with an articulated K-4 reading curriculum and a management system providing adequate student information for effective instructional planning. Participation in the PSIP also prompted the creation of the position of reading coordinator for the district. The PSIP process has been adapted to local needs and is understood by local educators, who can now use the system on their own for further curriculum improvements in other areas. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Office of Research, Planning and Data Management.