ERIC Number: ED331923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The School Improvement Plans of 1990: What the Schools Will Do.
Chicago Public Schools, IL.
The Chicago (Illinois) School Reform Act of 1988 (Public Act 85-1418) mandated that each school in the city's public school system prepare a three-year school improvement plan. This report summarizes the most salient features of 539 plans in the form of the following goals: (1) improved achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, sciences, and higher-order thinking; (2) improved attendance; (3) increased high school graduation rates; (4) decreased retention in grade; (5) provision of a common learning experience reflecting high expectations for all students; (6) universal preschool; (7) reduced class size; (8) athletic programs encouraging pride, and a reduction in the number of dropouts; (9) preparation for transition to employment; (10) preparation for transition to further education; (11) enhanced foreign language and international studies programs; (12) programs fostering creative expression; (13) adequate services for special needs students; (14) curricula meeting college entrance criteria; (15) provision of adequate counseling; (16) staff development opportunities; (17) strengthening of teachers' professional development opportunities; (18) strengthening of teachers' professional authority concerning instruction and teaching methods; (19) increased parental involvement; (20) training of parents to assist their children to learn effectively; and (21) increased participation and support of the community, businesses, and other local institutions and individuals. The following topics are also discussed: (1) curriculum; (2) staffing and resources; (3) working conditions; (4) educational opportunity; and (5) monitoring implementation of the plan. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL.