ERIC Number: ED360680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The School Improvement Process Based on Effective Schools Research: A Guide.
Lezotte, Lawrence W.; Jacoby, Barbara C.
This guidebook is designed to help the individual school faculty, staff, and administration create a school plan. Five features critical to a successful school-improvement plan include: support by research findings; a focus on student achievement; attention to issues of quality and equity; collaboration; and an ongoing and self-renewing process. Following the introduction, section 2 provides background information on the effective schools-research and the effective-schools process. Section 3 describes the history of the planning-stage development and an overview of the process. The final section describes in detail the five stages of the school-improvement process: (1) preparation; (2) focus; (3) diagnosis/interpretation of student outcomes and organizational dimensions; (4) plan development; and (5) implementation/monitoring/evaluation/renewal. Individual steps to achieve each of the stages are discussed. Appendices contain checklists, information on components of the school-improvement process, correlates of effective schools, an assessment instrument, a bibliography of other effective-schools instruments, guidelines, and sample plan formats. (Contains 34 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Implementation, School Effectiveness
Effective Schools Products, Ltd., 2199 Jolly Road, Suite 160, Okemos, MI 48864.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan Inst. for Educational Management, Ann Arbor.; Effective Schools Products, Ltd., Okemos, MI.