ERIC Number: ED326978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Voices from Successful Schools: Elements of Improved Schools Serving At-Risk Students and How State Education Agencies Can Support More Local School Improvement.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
The effect of successful school practices on educational outcomes of disadvantaged students is examined in this project report. A second focus is to determine ways in which state education agencies can support local school improvement efforts in the secondary and middle schools. As part of a larger long-term effort to improve the educational achievement of children considered at risk, the study involves a review of current research, expert consultation, and site visitation of 19 exemplary schools. Information is provided on the school improvement initiation process; methods for improvement, which include management, instruction, and early intervention and categorical programs such as Chapter 1, special education, and bilingual education; staff training; evaluation and accountability; parent involvement; community and business support; and state intervention. Recommendations include provision of technical assistance by state education agencies, identification of successful schools, improved teacher training, increasing the priority of early childhood education, use of innovative instructional methods and incentives, improved program information dissemination, and promotion of family and community support programs. The appendix lists the participating schools from nine states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. (LMI)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness
Resource Center, Council of Chief State School Officers, 379 Hall of the States, 400 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001-1511 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.