ERIC Number: ED481612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
School and District Intervention: A Decision-Making Framework for Policymakers.
Bowles, Susan A.; Churchill, Andrew M.; Effrat, Andrew; McDermott, Kathryn A.
This paper seeks to help state policymakers understand their relatively new role in improving the academic performance of local schools and districts. The first section, "Intervention Decision-Making Framework," focuses on the intervention decision making framework model, performance criteria, strategic criteria, diagnostic interventions, corrective interventions, targets and tactics, and exit criteria. The second section, "State Interventions in Districts," focuses on reviews of six states: West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, New Jersey, and Illinois. The third section, "District Interventions in Schools," looks at the Chicago Public Schools, New York City Chancellor's District, and Massachusetts. The final two sections present conclusions, recommendations and questions for policymakers. Two appendices include a list of interviewees and an excerpt from "Scholastic Reviews find 17 Activities Common Across Successful Schools" (Faun S. Fishback). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Low Achievement, Policy Formation, Public Schools, School Districts, State Standards, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Kentucky; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Texas; West Virginia