ERIC Number: ED496862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 71
Creating a Culture of Literacy: A Guide for Middle and High School Principals
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
This handbook is designed to help school leaders use research on best literacy practices to create a well-defined intervention plan that not only will improve the literacy of all students but also the long-range academic success of students by enhancing their chances for postsecondary education and future employability. The handbook presents assessment, intervention, and professional development strategies that today's instructional leaders can put into place to get widespread teacher engagement around this critical area of focus. It describes what the author has found as a former principal to be the necessary components of a successful school-wide response to the literacy challenge at the middle and high school levels. Examples, school scenarios, tips and caveats make this a practical and helpful resource for busy school administrators who will appreciate the reminders of what is important relative to leading for literacy--and to the totality of their work as instructional leaders. The following are appended: (1) Annotated Bibliography of Literacy Resources; (2) Literacy Capacity Survey; (3) Literacy Team Planning Guide; (4) Literacy Improvement Action Plan Template; (5) Assessments for Middle and High School Students; (6) Five-Year Data Collecting Template; (7) Progress Monitoring Template; and (8) Disaggregated Data Template. An index is also included. (Contains 5 figures.)
Descriptors: Intervention, Principals, Academic Achievement, Professional Development, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Instructional Leadership, Adolescents, Literacy, High Achievement, Teacher Participation, Middle Schools, High Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Environment
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; http://www.principals.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.