ERIC Number: ED460429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
An Educators' Guide to Schoolwide Reform.
American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
This guide examines claims for 24 schoolwide programs-- programs that promise to improve student learning by changing the entire school. Focusing on quantitative achievement measures such as test scores, grades, and graduation rates, the report was prepared for educators and others to assist them in their investigation of different approaches to school reform. The programs considered here are Accelerated Schools; America's Choice; ATLAS Communities; Audrey Cohen College: Purpose-Centered Education; Basic Schools Network; Coalition of Essential Schools; Community for Learning; Co-NECT; Core Knowledge; Different Ways of Knowing; Direct Instruction; Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound; The Foxfire Fund; High Schools that Work; High/Scope K-3 Model; League of Professional Schools; Modern Red Schoolhouse; Onward to Excellence; Paideia; Roots and Wings; School Development Program; Success for All; Talent Development High School with Career Academies; and Urban Learning Centers. Brief profiles of the programs explain the ratings each program received, provide additional information about key features, and include the name and address of each program's developer. A reference section lists papers, articles, and books about the approaches, and 8 appendices offer detailed information on the procedures used to review and rate the approaches, as well as tables that provide additional information. (Includes approximately 220 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209 (members, $12.95; nonmembers, $15.95). Tel: 888-782-2272 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.aasa.org. For full text: http://www.aasa.org/issues_and_insights/district_ organization/Reform/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Note: Project Director, Rebecca Herman.