ERIC Number: ED449951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
UCAN: A Four-State Rural Systemic Initiative. UCAN Measures of Progress toward Full Implementation: A Guide for Schools/Communities Involved in Reform.
LLamas, Vicente J.
The Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico-Rural Systemic Initiative (UCAN-RSI) supports standards-based reform in mathematics, technology, and science education for rural students in its states. This guide provides UCAN schools and communities with a set of measures that describe the location of a school/community on the developmental continuum of reform. The guide aims to give change agents an accurate view of where they are in relation to where they want to go. In a set of tables, each component of the educational infrastructure is described as it would appear at five stages of the reform continuum: traditional system, awareness and exploration, transition, emerging new infrastructure, and performance-based system. The following infrastructure components are described: curriculum standards and accountability, curriculum content and instructional methods, teacher quality and ongoing professional development, policymaking process, policy alignment, converging resources, resource reallocation, partnerships and public engagement, public and political support, student achievement data collection, and achievement data reporting. A brief guide for overall rating of school implementation of reform is presented, followed by two forms for generating summary profiles. (SV)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Program Implementation, Rural Schools, Scoring Rubrics, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Full text at Web site: http://ucanrsi.nmhu.edu/reports.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Division of Educational System Reform.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas, NM. UCAN Rural Systemic Initiative.