ERIC Number: ED509123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement
Mooney, Nancy J.; Mausbach, Ann T.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Regardless of where you are in your school improvement process, here's a book that helps you make sure you have all the right elements working for you in the right way. The authors take you through the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts--from establishing your mission to differentiating your supervision based on measures of success. To assist your improvement effort, the book equips you with a set of "power tools" that every school leader should have, including: (1) A nine-step curriculum planning and development process; (2) The 5 phases of a practical cycle for data analysis; (3) A "black folder" of spreadsheets for organizing and standardizing data; (4) An outline and preparation steps for conducting a data consultation among school and district leaders; and (5) Walkthroughs and look fors for powerful professional development.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Data Analysis, Alignment (Education), Institutional Mission, Spreadsheets, Professional Development, Computer Uses in Education, Supervision, Guidelines, School Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Observation, Improvement Programs
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development