ERIC Number: ED491928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Standards-Based Instruction for All Learners: A Treasure Chest for Principal-Led Building Teams in Improving Results for Learners Most At-Risk
Ohio Department of Education
This document is designed to help administrators and faculties understand how the many complicated pieces of a high-performing school fit together. Trying to implement all the pieces at once may not be a solid plan for accomplishing a vision of quality. Taking steps to determine what is most critical for students is the logical starting place. The administrators must gauge the present capacity of the staff for change, and must determine the best ways for putting the essential elements into place. Often a three- to five-year plan makes the most sense. Leaders know that focusing on a few things at a time increases the likelihood that true systemic change will occur. They also know that at the same time, they must carefully plan, and with input from staff, make decisions that will positively impact student achievement. Constantly reflecting on the needs and the growth of staff as standards-based instruction is implemented for all learners, not only results in professional development that is important, but staff that is empowered. Only when staff members work together to address the needs of all learners, can they call themselves master administrators. This document is organized into the following chapters: (1) Standards-Based Assessment Mapping; (2) Standards-Based Instructional Design System; (3) Standards-Based Scheduling and Delivery Systems; and (4) Standards-Based Intervention Assistance Teams (IATs). A conclusion and glossary is included.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Academic Achievement, High Risk Students, Administrator Role, Standards, Scheduling, Instructional Design, Intervention, Professional Development, Teamwork, Delivery Systems
Ohio Department of Education. 25 South Front Street, MS 708, Columbus, OH 43215. Tel: 877-644-6338; Web site: http://www.ode.state.oh.us.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.