ERIC Number: ED432043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
What Are You Doing To Improve Your School? Information for School Principals on Washington's School Improvement Strategy, Leading Your Staff, Communicating with Your Community.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This booklet was developed to help Washington State principals meet their school-improvement strategies. It is intended as an information resource and is divided into five sections. Section 1, "Learning," provides an overview of Washington's school-improvement strategy. It focuses on standards, specifically the Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALR), that an 11-member Commission on Student Learning devised, and highlights ways to measure progress and to achieve subject mastery and accountability. Section 2, "Leading," looks at leadership and includes information on developing a plan, initiating a school-building needs assessment, improving professional development, developing classroom-based assessments, finding time, ensuring inservices are effective, and using technology. Section 3, "Communicating," suggests strategies for successful communication and extends advice for reaching students, parents, and the community. Section 4 provides an index that covers questions about school-improvement issues in detail and outlines the various components of EALR, the steps in the assessment-development process, interpreting student performance, recruiting and hiring readers, preparing training materials, accommodating students with special needs, getting exemptions from state tests, conducting classroom-based assessments, and setting the fourth-grade performance standards. The last section features a resource list to help principals find additional information. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington