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ERIC Number: ED360680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 192
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-883247-00-4
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Inst. for Educational Management, Ann Arbor.; Effective Schools Products, Ltd., Okemos, MI.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A