ERIC Number: ED477378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
State Support to Low-Performing Schools.
This report describes five state systems of support in low-performing schools. Discussion of each state system includes a description of the accountability system, the process for identifying low-performing schools, funding resources available, the technical assistance provided, the provider of that assistance, and the resources used to support the system. States were selected from among 11 states that, at the time of the study, required all schools identified as low-performing to receive assistance. The five states included in this study are Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, and Texas. Data collection consisted of a review of relevant state documents and interviews with key individuals involved in organizing and delivering technical assistance (state and district staff and external assistance providers). While specific improvement strategies varied by school and district, they tended to include needs and goals assessment, strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation and feedback. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Achievement, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Sanctions, School Districts, State Programs, Technical Assistance
Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431. Tel: 202-408-5505; Fax: 202-408-8072; Web site: http://www.ccsso.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Louisiana; Maryland; New York; Texas