ERIC Number: ED484555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 126
Assessing School Preparation for New & Diverse Students
Nave, Gary; Ko, Lena
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory NWREL
This manual introduces and describes how to implement the School-PASS (School Practices for All Students' Success) Survey and planning process that allows schools to assess and improve their current services to meet the academic and social needs of new and diverse students. The manual describes a five-stage planning process and provides detailed steps to implement each stage. The five stages are: (1) obtain schoolwide staff member buy-in; (2) collect and analyze student data; (3) complete the School-PASS Survey; (4) discuss and analyze School-PASS Survey results; and (5) develop schoolwide consensus action items. In addition, annotations are provided for a number of available resources that schools may find helpful in any planning related to serving their new and diverse students. The School-PASS Survey and planning process were designed from a conceptual framework to guide schools in shaping policies and practices to fit the needs of all students. The planning process is a schoolwide effort involving the school?s administrators, teachers, and counselors. The following are appended: (1) School-Pass Survey; (2) School-Pass Sample Survey Report for Field Test Sites; and (3) School-Pass Sample Materials. (Contains 8 tables & 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Surveys, Student Needs, Educational Needs, Student Diversity, Needs Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Educational Planning, Delivery Systems, Data Collection, Academic Achievement
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204-3213. Tel: 503-275-9500; Web site: www.nwrel.org.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.