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ERIC Number: ED416194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Kentucky and Missouri School Improvement Models.
Wheeler, Nedra; Agruso, Ramona
The Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 mandates radical changes in curriculum, finances, and governance for all Kentucky schools and requires that all schools implement school-based decision making (SBDM). SBDM involves a cooperative problem solving approach to operational decisions. New York's Johnson City school district developed an outcomes-driven decision making (ODDM) model. The model combines what research indicates about good teaching, learning, and administration to promote outstanding student achievement. The model is a system of shared beliefs based on participation, deliberation, and discussion by all professional staff through consensus. It is driven by the mission that all students will learn. Johnson City school district personnel provide ODDM training for teachers and administrators. Data from Johnson City schools indicate that student achievement improved when using the ODDM. Springfield, Missouri's Board of Education approved use of the ODDM model as part of a strategic plan. School and community partners received training to teach other adults the ODDM process, which they then took back to their schools, thus ensuring that ODDM would be commonly used throughout the district. Strengths of both the ODDM model and the Springfield model rest in the staff and patron training components for achieving desired outcomes through shared decision making practices. (Contains 15 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Missouri; New York