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ERIC Number: ED458722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 162
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87120-521-1
The Results Fieldbook: Practical Strategies from Dramatically Improved Schools.
Schmoker, Mike
This book offers methods on how to cultivate and capture teacher expertise--one of the most grossly underused assets in education. These methods are simple and include goal-oriented, data-driven collaboration and ongoing assessment that can lead to an array of effective innovations and strategies to enhance school effectiveness. Five case-study school systems are described that used these methods to overcome obstacles and achieve exceptional results for all their students. Supplementing the five case studies, brief vignettes written by practitioners show how core practices--teamwork, the use of achievement data, and planning for measurable goals--made an immediate and profound difference in student learning at their respective schools. This book contains easily adapted processes and refinements that result from such teacher collaboration and that facilitate measurable improvement. Appendix A contains an annual school-improvement planning process/checklist. Appendix B is a form for planning annual improvement goals for 2001-02. Appendix C offers improvement brainstorming guidelines. Appendix D is a team-learning log for problem/opportunity identification and solution/resolution. Appendix E is a recognition nomination form. Appendix F offers models for effective, time-efficient meetings. Appendix G offers a schedule/model for continuous instructional improvement. (Contains 75 references.) (RT)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
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