ERIC Number: ED264285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-18
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of the Saginaw Successful Schools Project: A Look at the Data.
Claus, Richard N.; Girrbach, Charmaine J.
The Saginaw Successful Schools Project (S3P) was described and evaluated using data collected from 1980 to 1985. S3P is a school improvement project based on instructional and school effectiveness research findings; but the starting point for change is determined by staff in each of the 31 school buildings. The School Improvement Survey (SIS) was administered to school staff to evaluate teamwork and communications, administrator teacher relationship, school effectiveness, and instructional effectiveness. SIS results were used to create a building profile, which was used by the building staff to identify potential areas of improvement. The staff agreed on a plan, which was implemented, monitored, and evaluated. Staff commitment to S3P was assessed; it has increased from 1983 to 1985. Goals listed in each school's building plan were studied; levels of satisfactory attainment were reported for 70 to 100 percent of the goals. Data from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program indicated reading and mathematics achievement in grades 4, 7, and 10. California Achievement Tests (CAT) data were available for reading and mathematics in grades 1, 3, 5, 8, and 11. It was concluded that the results appeared promising. A number of specific recommendations are appended. (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Improvement Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, School Districts, School Effectiveness, School Involvement, School Personnel, School Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests