ERIC Number: ED429114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Success by Eight Evaluation: Benchmarks for Implementation.
Wolcott, Deborah; Sockwell, Recardo; Blum, Holly; Hansborough, Ann; Fowler, Dorothy; Farley, Muriel; Wald, Penelope
Success by Eight is a pilot program of the Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools for students in kindergarten through grade 2. The initiative is designed to provide a group of six pilot schools with training and additional resources in implementing a specific set of components to prepare students for the third grade. These components are: (1) learning community options (multiage, multiyear, and single-grade classrooms); (2) clear standards and benchmarks; (3) school-based professional development; (4) team teaching; (5) full-day kindergarten; (6) family-school connections; (7) challenging, complex, and connected curriculum; and (8) quality early childhood practices. The benchmarks described in this publication have been created to guide implementation of the initiative as well as evaluation. For each component, benchmarks are divided into baseline, investigation, exploration, and three implementation stages. Charts for each component shows what should be accomplished at each of the benchmark stages. A glossary is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, VA.