ERIC Number: ED450139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Early Implementation Survey Results for the Southwest Region.
Castaneda-English, Patricia; Saenz, Victor; Buttram, Joan L.
The Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) program is a federal initiative to introduce and reinforce comprehensive reform programs in schools. The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory developed a survey to gather information from CSRD-awarded schools in the southwestern United States on their initial progress in implementing the CSRD program. This report examined the results of the implementation status at two different times for all CSRD schools in the region. Surveys were collected from 244 schools at the first administration and 237 schools at the second administration, with respondents ranging from 310 to 2,282 in the 5 states (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas). In general, the perceptions of respondents toward the implementation of the CSRD program were positive, although findings suggest some areas that may benefit from further attention. Teachers and principals were seen as the stakeholders who were involved both in planning for implementation and implementation. Finding also indicated that school-level, but not district-level, policies and communication were facilitating the program's implementation. Findings in the area of leadership suggest that school leaders are doing a skillful job in setting a positive tone for change, promoting vision for the program, facilitating structural changes, providing resources and training, and promoting student learning and achievement. Findings also suggest that professional development issues require further study and an increased focus. Nine appendixes contain the survey and survey results for the five states. (Contains 18 figures and 54 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Restructuring, Surveys
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 E. Seventh Street, Austin, TX 78702-3281. Tel: 512-476-6861; Web site: http://sedl.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.