ERIC Number: ED349675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Alaska's Public School Districts' Education Plans, School Year 1991-92.
Scharrer, Lesley, Comp.
Alaska Statute 14.03.120 mandates that each school district file an annual educational planning report that establishes its educational improvement goals and priorities and outlines strategies for achieving and measuring these goals and for ensuring community participation. Although each district has developed its own goals, strategies, and measurements, the plans share a deep concern for improving the quality of education for Alaska's children. Similar goals include integrated curricula with defined learner outcomes; improved communication among schools, public agencies, families, and the local community; and focus on helping students reach their full potential by raising expectations for student achievement. Implementation strategies commonly address the alignment of competency-based curricula supported by appropriate instructional methods and assessments and offer specific staff professional development opportunities and outreach programs supporting parenting and community involvement. School districts are using similar measurement totals focusing on student and program outcomes (such as a mandated testing program for the fourth, sixth, and eighth grades) and evaluating completed projects and implemented programs. All 54 districts and Mt. Edgecumbe High School have encouraged public participation in developing educational plans. Individual district plans are presented. Also included are a glossary of terms and a list of Alaska public school districts and superintendents. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Data Management.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska