ERIC Number: ED225278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The School Improvement Model: A Scenario for Operational Status, 1983-1984.
Manatt, Richard P.
The School Improvement Model project, a total systems approach to evaluating and improving instruction, will be fully implemented by 1983-84. The project includes four components: teacher performance evaluation, administrator performance evaluation, student achievement measurement, and staff development. Five school districts in Minnesota and Iowa are participating. The years 1981-82 and 1982-83 were designated for development of teacher and administrator performance appraisal systems and student criterion-referenced and norm-referenced tests. Staff development programs centering on improved instruction and learning have been selected by each school district independently. These activities include essentials of effective teaching, teacher expectations for student achievement, classroom management, time-on-task, and cooperative learning. Finally, the costs of teaching reading and mathematics in target grades were analyzed, as were the costs of the project's evaluation and staff development activities. The year 1982-83 has also been designated for teacher and administrator training, both for improved teaching and for project implementation. In September 1983 pretesting of students will begin and demographic data and data on school characteristics and climate will be obtained. Then teacher and administrator evaluation will be accomplished. Finally, all data will be used to correlate student achievement with changes in instructional performance stemming from the intervention. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Research Inst. for Studies in Education.; Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Education.