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ERIC Number: ED470236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Standards for Professional Development Schools.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
This project involved field testing and revising the "Standards for Professional Development Schools" (PDSs) and developing an assessment process for their use. Eighteen PDS partnerships participated. They provided information and feedback, developed self-studies, hosted team visits, worked on visiting teams, and volunteered in ongoing work groups throughout the project. Representatives from the PDSs and members of the national advisory group collaborated to learn about the standards and about hosting visits and being a visiting team member. They collaboratively designed the process through which they could learn about the standards in order to revise them and learn how they could be used effectively to support and identify quality work in PDSs. Data collected during the field test provided the basis for making revisions. An introductory section discusses what PDSs are, why they are important, why PDS standards are important, how the standards were developed, key components embedded in the standards, how the standards are structured, elements of the standards, developmental guidelines, and how the standards and assessment process are connected. Section 1, "Standards and Elements," describes the standards: learning community, accountability and quality assurance, collaboration, diversity and equity, and structures, resources, and roles. Section 2, "Developmental Guidelines," presents guidelines for each of the standards. (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC.