ERIC Number: ED477275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Assistance Visit Guide for Team Members: Improving the Reading, Mathematics and Science Competencies of Career/Technical Students.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This document is intended to assist members of Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) technical assistance teams who are making site visits for the purpose of helping high school leaders and teachers identify the changes needed to achieve the High Schools That Work goal of improved student achievement through blending high-level academic and career and technical education (CTE). The following are among the topics discussed: (1) the purpose of technical assistance visits; (2) tips for being a successful team member; (3) preparing for a technical assistance visit; (4) a sample schedule/agenda for the visiting team; (5) the technical assistance visit; (6) classroom observations and interviews; (7) organizing questions and evidence for outstanding practices; (8) the overriding challenge of closing achievement, opportunity, attitude and expectation, and possibility gaps; (9) organizing questions for challenges; and (10) the exit report. Appendixes constituting approximately 60% of this document contain the following items: team assignments for classroom observations; a team member observation schedule; the SREB classroom notes form; classroom practices; tips for effective interviews; the interview schedule; forms for interviews with students, academic teachers, CTE teachers, counselors, school administrators, system leaders, business/industry representatives, and parents; evidence worksheets for the technical assistance team; grade 12 reading, mathematics, and science proficiency levels; and a glossary. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Achievement Tests, Competence, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Grade 12, Interviews, Linking Agents, Mathematics Skills, Program Implementation, Reading Skills, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Secondary Education, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/publications/pubs/02V49_TAguide Members.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.