ERIC Number: ED395368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvement.
This book argues that all school efforts should be focused on results. It elaborates on the simple conditions that favor results, briefly discusses the theory behind the conditions, and demonstrates, using examples from schools, how other schools can begin to successfully replicate the conditions. Following the introduction, chapters 1-3 describe the three conceptual foundations for results-based education: meaningful teamwork, measurable goals, and the regular collection and analysis of performance data. Ways to promote steady and rapid improvement are described in chapter 4, and education research literature is reviewed in the fifth chapter. Chapters 6 and 7 offer suggestions for moving beyond a limited view of achievement to one that embraces both standardized testing and the advances in alternative assessment. Eleven figures, a model for a productive 30-minute meeting, and an index are included. (Contains 141 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Outcomes of Education, Standardized Tests, Teamwork
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. 196017; $16.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.