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ERIC Number: ED256073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Standards of Excellence.
Campbell, Karen Anne
This speech presents a teacher's account of the implementation of the Standards of Excellence Program in a Denver, Colorado, elementary school. Eight questions from the assessment instrument are cited that prompted the staff to reevaluate the educational program. Results of the assessment were analyzed by a committee, and objectives were set by consensus. Data analysis was used for the selection of appropriate teaching levels and materials, and school-wide norms were established. Other efforts to assimilate Standards of Excellence into the school program included (1) improved curricular congruence of spelling instruction; (2) direct instruction with specific objectives; (3) school-wide activities to enhance the academic program; (4) discussion, in faculty meetings, of current literature, teaching techniques, and district-wide issues; (5) team teaching; (6) renewed emphasis on homework; (7) special help for low-scoring students and high expectations for all; (8) emphasis in staff training on affective needs of students; and (9) a collaborative committee, consisting of teachers, parents, and citizens, to oversee school affairs. The success of the Standardss of Excellence Program resulted primarily from its emphasis on sharing of data and on staff participation in setting goals and implementing the plan. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A