ERIC Number: ED434386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Goals 2000: Case Studies of Promising Districts.
Mitchell, Antoinette; Raphael, Jacqueline
This book highlights the reform policies, practices, and procedures of nine promising Goals 2000 subgrantees. It describes how Goals 2000 and/or Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (TLCF) grants are being used to start, support, and/or sustain these reforms. The report examines the nine subgrantees' reform efforts using a multiple case-study approach and addresses the following research questions, grouped into four main categories: (1) What reform efforts have the subgrantees implemented to improve teaching and learning in their districts and how have Goals 2000 and/or TLCF funds sustained these efforts; (2) What evidence suggests that the reform efforts have been successful; (3) How and to what extent do these subgrantees coordinate program funds to promote reform; and (4) What do these case studies tell policymakers about the planning and implementation of successful programs? The findings show that subgrantees implemented several reform efforts to improve teaching and learning, such as the adoption/creation and implementation of state and local standards and curricula. Successes were evident through state and local assessment scores and improvements in professional development. The flexible nature of Goals 2000 subgrants enabled districts to spend the funds on their priorities. Finally, several policy issues emerged, including the finding that districts play a significant role in implementing systemic standards-based reform. (RJM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Effectiveness
U.S. Department of Education, Planning and Evaluation Service, Washington, DC 20202-8240. Tel: 202-401-1958; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000