ERIC Number: ED444268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Focus on Learning: A Schoolwide Renewal Process of Analysis & Action. HSLA Monograph.
George, Marilyn; Haught, Don
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has recently developed a new protocol for accrediting schools entitled "Focus on Learning" (FoL). This monograph explains how the FoL process can influence student learning and serve as a vehicle for school improvement and accountability. The following information is addressed: the rationale for this revision, an overview of FoL, including the criteria, the power of FoL to support the role of principal as a curriculum leader, FoL as the foundation for school accountability, and the results from initial use of FoL. The FoL process has already been widely accepted throughout the WASC region as integral to the heart of education--successful student learning. Appendices contain key terminology,"Focus on Learning" criteria, indicators, and resources. (Contains 23 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Note: This monograph is part of a series published quarterly by Hawaii School Leadership Academy, Hawaii State Department of Education. For others in the series, see EA 030 587, EA 030 589, and EA 030 590.