ERIC Number: ED473721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive School Reform Models: A Study Guide for Comparing CSR Models (and How Well They Meet Minnesota's Learning Standards).
St. John, Edward P.; Loescher, Siri; Jacob, Stacy; Cekic, Osman; Kupersmith, Leigh; Musoba, Glenda Droogsma
A growing number of schools are exploring the prospect of applying for funding to implement a Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) model. But the process of selecting a CSR model can be complicated because it frequently involves self-study and a review of models to determine which models best meet the needs of the school. This study guide is intended to help schools engaged in reviewing CSR models. The introduction focuses on selecting reforms for further study, how schools can get started in selecting a reform approach, how CSR models involve teachers in research, relating CSR models to state standards, comparing CSR models, and how to use the guide. The guide goes on to provide additional information for school-based teams interest in studying reform models, especially for schools in Minnesota, and provides detailed information on 10 CSR models: (1) Accelerated Schools Project; (2) America's Choice; (3) ATLAS Communities; (4) Early Intervention in Reading; (5) First Steps; (6) Lightspan Achieve Now; (7) Modern Red Schoolhouse; (8) School Development Program; (9) Success for All; and (10) Talent Development Career Academies. Appended are definitions and examples of program features mentioned in the guide and summaries of Minnesota reading, math, and inquiry standards. (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Organizational Change, State Standards
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1120 East Diehl Road, Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563. Tel: 630-649-6500; Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free); Fax: 630-649-6700; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncrel.org. For full text: http://www.ncrel.org/csri/respub/models/models.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Education Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota