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ERIC Number: ED542917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Discovering and Implementing Best Practices to Strengthen SEAs: Collaborative Benchmarking
Building State Capacity and Productivity Center
This paper is written for state educational agency (SEA) leaders who are considering the benefits of collaborative benchmarking, and it addresses the following questions: (1) What does benchmarking of best practices entail?; (2) How does "collaborative benchmarking" enhance the process?; (3) How do SEAs control the process so that "their" needs remain the focus?; and (4) What is the resource commitment required of SEAs? Based on the information gained from the collaborative benchmarking process, there are two key outcomes. The first is the rich experience of the SEA participants who garner more specific information pertaining to their own needs and feed it into a specific work plan outlining steps to improve their processes. A second, broader key outcome, "Benchmarking Best Practices Report," is a summary of the best practices and related recommendations included in a report of project findings for broad dissemination. Also provided in this paper is a more detailed description of the collaborative benchmarking process, including an established set of steps and the related time and effort for each step. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Edvance Research, Inc., Building State Capacity and Productivity Center (BSCP Center)