ERIC Number: ED316568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Assurance--North York Schools: Assessing and Planning for Achievement, August 1989.
North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
The North York Board of Education's (Ontario) Quality Assurance process ensures planning for and assessment of accomplishment at every level in the system. This report, for 1988-89, is the second Quality Assurance report to be presented to the Board. Twenty elementary schools participated in the school review portion of the study, which focused on school plans/objectives, demographics, programs planning and delivery, plant facilities, and personnel. Secondly, parents and teachers associated with 44 elementary schools were administered perception surveys focusing on curriculum; staff effectiveness; school-community relations; school facilities and climate; and system goals, practices, and beliefs. Program reviews are briefly summarized for subjects in elementary and secondary schools within the province. Results indicate that: (1) parents were generally satisfied with programming, particularly in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and physical education; (2) teachers felt that educational goals were clear, although many felt that goals were not clearly communicated to parents; and (3) teachers felt that students were provided with appropriate opportunities and experiences and monitored well. Recommendations are provided to supervisory officers who act in cooperation with principals. Eighty-six bar graphs are included. (TJH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annual Reports, Curriculum Evaluation, Demography, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada