ERIC Number: ED439525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for School Improvement. NC HELPS: North Carolina Helping Education in Low-Performing Schools.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
School improvement is a complex, multifaceted process requiring continuous planning, implementation, and monitoring over a sustained period. This skills packet provides schools with an awareness of the school- improvement process and serves as a resource to plan for school improvement. Schools are strongly encouraged to participate in a series of intensive training opportunities with planned follow-up to implement the school improvement process most appropriately. This document recommends the use of the Effective Schools Research model developed by Lawrence Lezotte in planning for school improvement. Improvement goals should concentrate on bringing about the correlates of effective schools: clear school mission; high expectations for success; strong, consistent instructional leadership; a safe and orderly environment; frequent monitoring of student progress; opportunity to learn and student time on task; and home-school relations. Handouts and transparencies are provided for training purposes. Eleven structured activities are grouped under five major sections: (1) forming the team; (2) conducting needs assessment; (3) developing a vision and mission statement; (4) setting goals; and (5) basing the plan on research. The time required, purpose, and content of each activity is specified. (DFR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina