ERIC Number: EJ776107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Proof Is in the Processes: The Missing Link in Improving K-12 Education and Meeting NCLB Goals Is Process Management
Grayson, C. Jackson, Jr.
Technology & Learning, v26 n11 p28 Jun 2006
Processes are a series of actions, changes, or functions that bring about a desired result. Processes are the way educators work. However, few of them think in these terms. Instead, educators tend to describe their work in terms of functions, like maintaining the online teacher application system, or outcomes, like positive test results. Still fewer map their processes, and when they do, these maps often chart within a function, not across functions. In this article, the author describes the five key elements that should be considered in managing processes. He also cites the results of a study that examined the outcomes if districts began using process maps, measures, and comparisons to assess their own performance and compare it to others. The author also cites the implications of the results of the study for information technology leaders.
Descriptors: Test Results, Information Technology, Outcomes of Education, Performance Based Assessment, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Administrator Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Management Systems, Benchmarking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001