ERIC Number: ED387913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
School Improvement Network Directory, 1995.
Gipe, Linda, Comp.
The 1995 "School Improvement Network Directory" is part of a series designed to facilitate information exchange and support among schools and districts involved in long-term school-improvement efforts. The directory provides information about 260 schools working with the school-based-management process, Onward to Excellence (OTE), to improve student performance. Since 1992, each year's directory has supplemented the information provided in the previous year's edition, without duplicating that information. Questionnaires were sent only to those OTE-trained schools that had not been profiled the year before. Together, the two newest directories provide a complete picture of all schools that both received OTE training and returned completed questionnaires. Each entry contains the following: a school contact person's name, address, and telephone number; information about the status of OTE in the school; background information; student-body composition and mobility rate; and school-improvement goals, progress made toward them, and the practice clusters used to meet those goals. All but 45 of the schools continue to use the OTE process, and most of them (143 out of 260) are elementary schools. Of the 220 school goals that were identified, 73 percent focus on improving student academic achievement. Finally, 82 percent of the schools report that progress toward goals has not yet been formally assessed. Indexes contain information on effective-schooling research-practice clusters, practice clusters selected by schools, and goal and content areas selected by schools. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For 1994 directory, see ED 383 038.