ERIC Number: ED308636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Criteria for Middle Grades: Planning, Implementing, Self-Study, and Program Quality Review.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of School Improvement.
This report is designed to assist members of a Program Quality Review (PQR) team in: (1) conducting a review of the effects of a middle school's curriculum, instructional methodologies, and effectiveness strategies on the students; (2) guiding the development of an action plan; and (3) providing a model for the school's own self-study. The report has four parts. Part I describes how the quality criteria can be used for planning and implementation of school improvement initiatives at a school site. Part II is a guide to be used by schools in conducting a self-study. Part III describes the methodology and procedures of PQR, the application of the quality criteria to the school's curricular and instructional program, and the means by which suggestions in the Report of Findings might be developed. Part IV contains the criteria that consist of narrative statements portraying the central features of high quality, followed by a series of concrete descriptions indicative of each quality. A review team may consist of persons who are outside the district, as is the case in a formal PQR, or the team may be made up of school staff and parents who wish to conduct an informal self-study. (SI)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Curriculum, Instructional Effectiveness, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of School Improvement.
Identifiers - Location: California