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ERIC Number: ED473744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Expecting Success: Self-Assessment and Resource Guide for Improving Service Delivery.
Bonner-Tompkins, Elaine
This resource guide on self-assessment of programs and services for students with disabilities is directed to chief state school officers and their agency staff as well as school district and school level staff. The first three parts are organized as individual self-assessments for state education agencies, local education agencies, and schools. Each self-assessment focuses on what can be done to better serve such students, especially in high poverty schools. Each assessment presents 10 recommendations, each of which is followed by a narrative that offers a set of probes for administrators to consider in their school improvement efforts. Recommendations for the state level include upholding a common expectation that all students can achieve excellence and promoting greater flexibility in program implementation among local districts and schools. Recommendations for the school district level include: focus on providing prevention, early intervention, and general education curriculum for all students; and facilitate data informed decision-making and continuous improvement. Recommendations for the school level include: encourage regular and meaningful communication across staff and view families and communities as critical partners. The final part of the guide provides an annotated bibliography of resources, best practices, and strategies for supporting the achievement of diverse learners. (Contains 57 references.) (DB)
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), 1 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431 ($5). Tel: 202-336-7016; Fax: 202-408-8072; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Prepared by the Council of Chief State School Officers' Division of State Services and Technical Assistance in support of the Initiative to Improve Achievement in High Poverty Schools. Supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Ideas That Work program.