ERIC Number: ED316569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Assurance--North York Schools: School Review Process for Elementary Schools.
North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
An overview of the elementary school review process used in North York (Ontario) is provided. School reviews, which are part of North York's Quality Assurance program, were piloted during 1987-88, when each family of schools' assistant superintendent identified one school to participate in a school review. The aim of the reviews was to collect data to recognize staff accomplishments and to help principals and staffs improve their school programs. A review committee was formed of representatives from each of the Federations, the Principals' Associations, and Educational Research and Evaluation Services. The 1987-88 review focused on the school plan, students, programs, and plant and facilities. During 1988-89, 20 elementary schools participated in the review. Ongoing advisory committees were formed for each school, and a team of supervisory officers conducted each school review during minimum 3-day visits. Teams conducted individual and group reviews with staff and administrators as well as parents and students, observed classroom activities and school facilities, and administered surveys to parents and teachers. Each team presented a report to the advisory committee, and the committee and principal developed an appropriate action plan. Guidelines for assistant superintendents and principals and objectives and topics of discussion of 1988-89 reviews are included. The parent and teacher surveys are included. (TJH)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Evaluation, Demography, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Schools, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada