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ERIC Number: ED387874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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A Portrait of School Improvement Efforts across Florida High Schools: A Content Analysis of 1993-94 School Improvement Plans.
Kushner, Susan N.; And Others
In 1991, the Florida legislature adopted Blueprint 2000, a comprehensive system of school improvement. Guided by the National Education Goals and a commitment to flexibility at the local level, Blueprint 2000 renews the state's resolve to improve student performance by encouraging the involvement of all stakeholders in the schooling process. This paper presents findings of a study that examined the initial 1993-94 school-improvement plans submitted by Florida high schools in response to the mandates of Blueprint 2000. Methodology included a content analysis of the plans of 137 out of 274 Florida high schools. Not surprisingly, Florida high schools identified student achievement and the learning environment as a priority goal. School safety and adult literacy were not high-priority goals. Although the schools conducted needs assessments, the process and range of assessments were varied. School-improvement efforts were focused on raising test scores and improving attendance rates, which indicates that schools may be pressed to use hard data to demonstrate evidence of improvement. Finally, schools elected not to focus on identifying long-term goals. Eleven tables are included. (Contains 29 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Florida