ERIC Number: EJ698687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
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Throw out the Lifeboat: Staying Afloat in the Age of Efficiency and Effectiveness.
English, Linda; Dickinson, Gerald; McBride, Jackie; Milligan, Julie; Nichols, Joe
Education, v125 n1 p104 Fal 2004
A rural school district in the Mississippi Delta Region of Arkansas was identified by the Arkansas Department of Education as being academically deficient. As a result, a partnership was formed between the school district and faculty members from a regional university to address the situation. A three-phase program of mastery teaching and learning was designed to improve teaching, learning, and test scores in the district. The program, identified as (.75_), was designed to ensure that at least seventy-five percent of the district's pupils would master at least seventy-five percent of the curriculum when given at least two opportunities to receive instruction in subject matter. The first phase, staff development, was successfully implemented during the first year of the project. The second phase, implementation, is identified in this manuscript, and details how the district's administration, teaching staff, and students accommodated (.75_). Discussed are methods of implementation, reaction by district stakeholders, and evaluation of the implementation phase of the project. The final phase of the project, assessment of student achievement, will be conducted after the second phase has been implemented and completed.
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Mississippi