ERIC Number: ED458703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-31
Updated Catalog of School Reform Models. Program Report.
The 2001 catalog focuses on updating existing models, reviewing models selected for the first edition, and offering an improved Web site. Sixty-three school-reform models are considered. Thirty-two are entire-school models, 11 are reading or language arts models, 6 are mathematics models, and 4 are science models. Ten other models are not tied to an academic subject. Criteria for selecting models include evidence of effectiveness, extent of replication, implementation assistance provided to schools, and comprehensiveness. Each entry provides the model's origin and scope, general description, results, cost, student populations, special considerations, selected evaluations, sample sites, and contact information. Implementation assistance has separate categories for project capacity, faculty buy-in, initial training, follow-up coaching, networking, and implementation review. A concise summary in table format provides founder, year established, number of schools served, goals, main features, impact on instruction, impact on organization/staffing, impact on schedule, subject-area programs, parental involvement, technology, and materials. The models are not ones "approved" by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, or the U.S. Department of Education for any federally-funded program. The models in this catalog have met certain criteria that suggest they have the potential to help schools improve student performance. Many models not in the catalog have the potential to improve student performance. The use of the catalog to limit the choice of models by schools is discouraged. (RKJ)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School District Reorganization
Northwest Regional Educational laboratory, 101 SW Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 800-547-6339 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/catalog/index.shtml.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.; National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, Washington, DC.