ERIC Number: ED477482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
A Longitudinal Study of the Accelerated Schools Project in Northwest Florida, 1993-2001: A School-College Partnership between Schools in Gadsden and Leon School Districts and Florida A&M University.
Ignatz, Mila; Bauman, Gail; Byrd, Nancy
This report describes achievements of the Accelerated School Project, a cooperative effort between two Florida school districts and the Florida A&M University to provide intensive educational services to at risk elementary students. The accelerated school approach focuses on transforming the entire school to produce high academic achievement for all students. Following an introductory chapter, the report reviews the historical development of the Florida A&M Accelerated Schools project. Characteristics of the four elementary schools involved are provided next. A section on project implementation reviews the accelerated schools process and the emphasis on powerful learning experiences. The vision statements of each of the four schools is followed by a summary of the project evaluation methodology. Results of the evaluation are reported as answers to six questions that address: (1) quality of program implementation; (2) degree of influence of the accelerated schools process on the participating schools; (3) changes in roles of involved parties; (4) impact on school management in participating schools; (5) student achievement gains; and (6) benefits and barriers that hinder or help the accelerated schools process. The report concludes that the approach has been integrated into the school culture and that its effectiveness is demonstrated by student achievement and effects on other stakeholders. (Contains 22 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.