ERIC Number: ED469457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles, 1999-2000: ABCs Most Improved Schools, K-12.
North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of School Improvement.
Each year staff members in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Division of School Improvement, conduct onsite visits to each of the most improved schools, K-12, as identified by the ABCs of Public Education. Using a structured-interview process, staff members talk with administrators and teachers to determine what strategies and/or programs contributed to the growth/gains of their students. This publication documents the results of those interviews during the 1999-2000 school year and shares information for all schools to consider implementing. This year's document includes more extensive demographic information to assist schools in matching strategies and/or programs to their environment. As in past years, the interviews addressed the critical areas of school improvement: leadership; parent involvement; curriculum and instruction; professional development; and school climate. To share additional information about implementation of two current educational initiatives, the document also addresses strategies for understanding and preparing the student accountability standards and closing the achievement gaps. The 35 schools featured have identified and successfully implemented strategies that result in improved student achievement. Educators are encouraged to use this document as a resource for school improvement and as a networking guide to learn from schools that are successful in documenting student growth. (Author/WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Improvement Programs, Leadership, Parent Participation, Public Schools, Staff Development, Student Development
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2815. Tel: 919-807-3300; Web site: http://www.ncpublicschools.org. For full text: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/student_promotion/profiles99-00a.pdf (Part 1); http://www.ncpublicschools.org/student_promotion/profiles99-00b.pdf (Part 2).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of School Improvement.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina