ERIC Number: ED484915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
State and District Approaches to School Improvement: Helping All Students Meet High Academic Standards
Education Commission of the States
More than ever, policymakers and educators are searching for practices that will improve performance often for large numbers of students. This guide is designed to help by providing a snapshot of five different approaches to systemwide improvement developed by the National Forum on Accountability. The models are based on principles that support teaching and learning, hold more stakeholders accountable, and include all levels of the education system state, district, school and classroom. The five models described are: 1) community collaboration; 2) teacher professionalism; 3) quality improvement; 4) high school transition; and 5) regulated market. For each approach, a short description is provided, followed by a section on "how this approach works." Two more sections follow, including tips on "putting it in place"nd a final section, "to learn more," which offers resources, tools and often case studies of sites using these approaches.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, School Districts, Statewide Planning, Academic Achievement, Models
Education Commission of the States Distribution Center, 700 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tele 303-299-3692
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.