ERIC Number: ED263182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-17
Reference Count: N/A
How Evaluators Can Help Foster More Effective Schools.
Claus, Richard N.; Girrbach, Charmaine J.
The Saginaw Successful Schools Project (SSSP) is a structured process through which school staffs can cooperatively identify and address their most needed areas for improvement. It is a structured approach that integrates group process principles of participation in decision making with solid research on instructional and school effectiveness. Five assumptions underlie SSSP: (1) the school building is the key unit for change; (2) the school's organizational climate influences the success of improvement efforts; (3) the point of departure for school improvement is instructional effectiveness and school effectiveness research; (4) school staff members play key roles in determining the nature and direction of improvement efforts; and (5) ownership and commitment to improvement are natural consequences of shared planning and decision making. The following materials are included: The School Improvement Survey; School Improvement Profile for an Individual; guidelines for administering and scoring the School Improvement Survey; School Improvement Commitment Sheet and an explanation and directions for administering; background materials on process for building assistance teams; SSSP--School Improvement Survey analysis strategies; interpreting building profiles and setting priorities; and developing building level program plans. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI.