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ERIC Number: ED543024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Just for the Kids: School Improvement Service Based on Student Achievement Data and Evidence-Based Practices
National Center for Educational Accountability
The goal at the National Center for Educational Accountability (NCEA) is to support school efforts to reach excellence--to raise academic expectations and to promote those practices that will help more students reach those expectations. The "Just for the Kids School Information Service" is the process NCEA has created to accomplish this goal in a state. Using knowledge gained from the study of approximately 500 school systems across the country, NCEA's purpose in preparing this service is to inform and inspire--and ultimately improve--student achievement. School and district teams participating in this service will: (1) Inform: Receive clear and specific information about current student performance levels compared to the highest performing schools with similar student populations; (2) Inspire: Study the practices of high-performing schools with similar student populations and compare their practices; and (3) Improve: Set clear and specific student achievement goals, target practices for improvement, and receive mentoring from high-performing leaders to determine "next steps". (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Accountability