ERIC Number: ED472616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Enhancing Student Achievement: A Framework for School Improvement.
Educators devoted to school reform focus all too often on the isolated components of K-12 education. The author of this book contends that the focus really should be on the interdependence of variables that affect student learning, both inside and outside the classroom. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 introduces the Four Cycles Model to define the criteria for successful school improvement. According to this model, everything educators do to help their students learn must be based on what educators want (school, district, or state goals), believe (values and principles), and know (educational research). Part 2 provides a framework for improving schools. Each chapter in this section is devoted to a different aspect of the school program, including curriculum, team planning, and policies and practice affecting students. Every aspect is connected to the criteria presented in Part 1. Each chapter in part 2 concludes with a practical rubric that summarizes main points and can be used as a tool for educators to gauge the needs of their school. Part 3 offers readers guidelines on how best to implement the framework using action planning. (Contains 159 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Program Design, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.