ERIC Number: ED426475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring the Progress of New American Schools: A Description of Implementing Schools in a Longitudinal Sample.
Berends, Mark; Heilbrunn, Jodi; McKelvey, Christopher; Sullivan, Thomas
A private, nonprofit corporation, New American Schools (NAS) funds the development of designs aimed at transforming entire schools at the elementary and secondary levels. This report describes a large number of NAS sites in their early implementation stages. The report is the first in a series that monitors a longitudinal sample of schools implementing NAS designs. The schools' demographic and performance characteristics, prior to joining NAS, are described, followed by a framework for monitoring indicators related to implementation. A wide array of related factors for samples of NAS schools in their first few years are detailed. The longitudinal sample includes schools in eight jurisdictions; the aim was to have a census sample of NAS schools and teachers. A series of descriptive and multivariate analyses to understand the general characteristics of the schools was used. The report focuses on key design-team elements, factors related to implementation of key design-team elements, data and measures, implementation measures, the types of schools NAS designs are assisting, the status of implementation, the relationship of implementation and school context to other implementation factors, teacher support and judgments about early effects of designs, implications with a look to the future, and national reform efforts. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New American Schools Development Corp.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.