ERIC Number: ED482355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
A Practical Guide to School Improvement: Meeting the Challenges of NCLB. ERS Report.
Protheroe, Nancy; Shellard, Elizabeth; Turner, Jennifer
This report highlights the research on how schools across the country have successfully transformed themselves into high-performing schools. It provides suggestions for how school leaders can use this knowledge base as they examine their schools' instructional and administrative practices. Chapter titles reflect the contents: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "High Expectations with Support as Needed"; (3) "Curriculum Alignment and Coherence"; (4) "Data-Based Decision Making"; (5) "Improving Teacher Skills through Teacher Evaluation"; (6) "Professional Development for Instructional Improvement"; (7) "A Caring School Community as a Support for Student Learning"; (8) "Family and Community Involvement"; (9) "Effective Leadership"; (10) "School Improvement: Understanding the Change Process"; and (11) "Developing an Action Plan." Although intentionally research based, the report is intended to act as a guide to action. Each chapter contains useful checklists, rubrics, action steps, and a space for readers to jot down notes, questions, or personal action items. Also included is a list of Web-based resources and 189 references. (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development, Research Utilization, School Administration, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001