ERIC Number: ED447564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-23
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory CSRD Model Developers Activity and Plan. Revised.
Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.
This paper provides data on the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) program in the mid-continent region. Started in 1998 and part of the Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning and Model Developers Plan, the CSRD program aims to increase student achievement by assisting schools across the country to implement successful, comprehensive school reforms. Seventeen comprehensive school reform models were identified as examples of strategies a school might adopt. To date, all states in the Mid-Continental Regional Educational Laboratory's central region (Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) have completed initial rounds of CSRD funding, with South Dakota and Missouri completing second and third rounds. Thirty-two school-reform models are being implemented in 92 sites. Some of the challenges identified by model developers are the isolation felt by schools in a district where no other schools are engaged in reform efforts and the lack of support among some teachers who do not recognize the stages of implementation of a new initiative, especially the inevitable implementation dip. Four tables present data on the number of different program models being implemented in each state, the distribution of models across states, model developers in the McREL region not under CSRD, and numbers of alternative models. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.