ERIC Number: ED479744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Successful Schools. Second Edition.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
The second edition of this guide, as did the first, describes a set of characteristics that define the Wisconsin framework for a successful school, one in which all students meet high academic and behavioral standards. It is intended to be used by practitioners to assess their own performance, guide improvement plans, and solicit feedback from families and community members. Chapter 1 describes the seven characteristics that compose a successful school. They are, briefly: (1) vision; (2) leadership; (3) high academic standards; (4) standards of the heart; (5) family, school, and community partnerships; (6) professional development; and (7) evidence of success. Chapter 2 provides eight surveys to help school teams begin thinking about their accomplishments and the future in each of the seven elements. Chapter 3 provides a brief overview of a process for using the data generated by self-assessment and other sources to create or sustain a successful school. It poses questions for school-community teams to use to plan improvements or to prioritize efforts that show promise. Appended are selected resources, common elements of reform, the Wisconsin equity framework, and an implementation report designed to be completed and sent to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Achievement Gains, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Utilization, Instructional Leadership, Outcomes of Education, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, Student Improvement
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841. Tel: 608-266-3390; Tel: 800-441-4563 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/. For full text: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsea/sit/cssindex.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin