ERIC Number: ED341112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
2001: A Vision for the Future, 1988-89. A Plan for Improving Instruction and Reducing Dropout and Grade Retention in Charleston County School District.
Charleston County School District, SC. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
"A Vision for the Future" is a comprehensive long-range plan to study, develop, implement, and evaluate an ambitious dropout reduction program in the Charleston (South Carolina) School District. The program entails: (1) improved data reporting on student performance, grade retention, and attrition to identify dropout indicators and risk factors; (2) replications and extensions of effective instructional programs and arrangements in kindergarten through grade 12, concentrating on reading instruction in grades 1-3 in schools with high proportions of at-risk students; (3) focus on technical assistance, staff development, program evaluation, and resources on schools with numerous at-risk students and on students with discipline problems; (4) reorientation of the school system toward programs of proven effectiveness; and (5) program research to enhance district schools' effectiveness in helping higher percentages of at-risk students meet state and district academic standards and persist until graduation. Developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University educational researchers, the proposed plan will extend earlier work aimed at diagnosing sources of, and identifying potential remedies for, grade repetition and dropping out. Included are a skeleton implementation plan, lists of committee members, and an outline of plan components. (25 references) (Author/MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charleston County School District, SC. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.