ERIC Number: ED392168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
A Framework for School Change--The School Portfolio.
Bernhardt, Victoria L.
The "Education for the Future Initiative" is a national, privately-funded program initially sponsored by the Telesis Foundation and recently joined by Arthur Andersen & Co. to help schools undertake continuous improvement. The Initiative has pioneered a framework for school improvement in the form of a school portfolio. This document offers a rational for compiling a comprehensive school portfolio and presents a continuum for assessing progress at the approach, implementation, and outcome stages. The portfolio is comprised of the following elements: information and analysis, leadership, student achievement, quality planning, professional development, partnership development, and continuous improvement and evaluation. This form of assessment has characteristics similar to measures of successful business organizations: a simple presentation, visible measurements, stakeholder involvement, an undistorted collection of primary information, an uncomplicated measurement approach, and an overall sense of urgency and perpetual improvement. The purpose and uses of a school portfolio are also described. Two figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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