ERIC Number: ED460799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
How To Know If All Students Are Being Served in Our School-to-Work System.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
The Washington state School-to-Work (STW) All Students/Special Populations Work Group developed a set of criteria to ensure equity in access, outreach, participation, and treatment for all students in the STW system. "All students and special populations" encompasses both male and female students; disadvantaged students with diverse racial, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds; American Indians; Alaska Natives; Native Hawaiians; students with disabilities; students with limited English proficiency; migrant children; dropouts; and academically talented students. The criteria will enable school and community STW leaders to know they are reaching every student. When considering each criterion and its suggested indicators, users should think of three overall measures of how well all students are being served: (1) access (opportunity to participate); (2) benefits (student acquisition of STW skills and knowledge for the 21st century); and (3) outcomes (student completion of the program with comparable results and competencies). Four categories of program design and implementation criteria are outlined: system foundation--policy, design, and accountability (six criteria); school-based activities (eight criteria); work-based learning (five criteria); and connecting activities (seven criteria). Each criterion is accompanied by two or three sample indicators. (SV)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Criteria, Minority Groups, Nondiscriminatory Education, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building; P.O. Box 49200, Olympia, WA 98504. For full text: http://inform.ospi.wednet.edu/equity/S2WORKDOC.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington