ERIC Number: ED242017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Goal-Setting Supports Innovative Programs at Oaklea Middle School.
Profiles, Programs, and Products, n33 Oct 1983
Oaklea (Oregon) Middle School provides an innovative program of instruction to district students in grades 5-8. To facilitate this individualized approach, the school is divided into four smaller schools in which teachers and students spend four years together as students proceed through the instructional program. An important feature of this approach is the school-wide establishment of annual goals. The instructional organization of this "school-within-a-school" approach includes assigning interdisciplinary cooperative teaching teams to each of the four smaller schools (called "Rivers"). Within Rivers, students are often cross-graded according to individual achievement levels established by skill tests. In addition, several special programs such as an "occupational versatility" program supplement the basic curriculum. A strong organizational structure in which teachers, classified staff, and support staff play a particularly strong role is the key to effective management of such diversified instructional programs. In summary, careful planning, goal-based management, and an enthusiastic, committed staff have all contributed to high student achievement and morale. (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.