ERIC Number: ED443145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program: Raising Student Achievement through Research-Based Reforms That Strengthen the Entire School.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Comprehensive school reform focuses on making coherent schoolwide improvements that affect virtually all aspects of a school's operation, rather than using a piecemeal, fragmented approach to reform. The Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) program aims to raise student achievement by helping public schools across the country implement successful, comprehensive school reforms. The CSRD legislation promotes the use of reliable research and effective practices and emphasizes basic academics and parental involvement. The program provides startup funding to help finance the initial implementation of comprehensive reforms. The program is intended to demonstrate how Title I schoolwide and other funds can be used effectively to support a rigorous, research-based approach to school improvement, even if a school is not receiving CSRD funding. The document offers advice about launching a comprehensive reform effort, key steps for getting started, and nine key components of a comprehensive school reform program. It cites comprehensive reform attempted in the Memphis City Schools, which has been working to implement comprehensive school reform since 1995 through a partnership with New American Schools. (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I