ERIC Number: ED242012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Student Achievement Levels Raised at Chandler High School.
Profiles, Programs & Products, n35 Nov 1983
Chandler (Arizona) High School has reported a dramatic increase in student achievement levels since implementing a number of management, curriculum, and discipline policy changes. Among the program changes that contributed to these gains are: (1) creation of a positive school environment, with high expectations for teachers, emphasis on high aspirations for students, a firm discipline policy, and a system to reward academic achievement; (2) districtwide implementation of a management by objectives (MBO) system, including district, school building, department, and individual teacher goals; (3) annual review of progress toward short- and long-range goals and objectives, including regular evaluations of teachers and administrators; (4) extensive curriculum revision, increased graduation requirements, and the institution of required minimum competencies; and (5) involvement of parents and other community members in the evaluation and review of school curriculum standards. In summary, careful planning, goal based management, extensive curriculum revision, and the adoption of a schoolwide discipline and academic reward system have all contributed to higher student achievement at Chandler High School. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Goal Based Education Program.