ERIC Number: ED510288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing Benchmarks and Measuring Progress at "HSTW" Sites.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Schools that join the "High Schools That Work (HSTW)" network are expected to show progress in changing school and classroom practices in ways that improve student achievement and readiness for postsecondary studies and careers. They are expected to focus on practices that have proven most effective in advancing student achievement. Schools and school systems participating in a "HSTW" state network agree to take purposeful actions to meet the "HSTW" Goals. To achieve a 10-year goal, schools should establish interim benchmarks on key indicators regarding changes to be made in school and classroom practices. The indicators used for the comprehensive "HSTW" framework are strongly associated with improved academic achievement. They come from "HSTW's 10" Key Practices and seven Key Conditions for accelerating student achievement. This document presents example on how to set interim benchmarks to meet the 10-year goal.
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Learner Engagement, Teacher Collaboration, Benchmarking, Long Range Planning, Strategic Planning, Teacher Expectations of Students, Total Quality Management
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.sreb.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), High Schools That Work (HSTW)