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Peterson, John M. – American School Board Journal, 1995
After adoption of a new elementary mathematics series in a school district, mathematics scores increased by an average of 9 points in 6 schools; however,in the district's other 11 elementary schools, the average score dropped 11 points. Without exception, schools where students showed improvement had teachers who had taken inservice training on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Inservice Teacher Education
Michener, Olivia H.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1993
Survey forms sent to a random sample of 5,271 school board members elicited responses from 1,096 (21 percent) board members. Lists the demographics of school board service, the specific budget cuts board members made last year, and choices they would make if further cuts were needed in the current budget. (MLF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Budgets, Demography, Educational Finance
Jeffers, George; Hutchison, Kari – American School Board Journal, 1995
A survey of 140 school districts in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas about techniques for reaching Hispanic parents elicited responses from 48 school officials. Advice includes: write letters and other material in Spanish as well as English, employ bilingual school personnel, and schedule parent-teacher meetings…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Communication Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Culture
Sardo-Brown, Deborah; Rooney, Michael – American School Board Journal, 1992
To assess thinking of parents on year-round education, survey forms were sent to 398 households with children enrolled in elementary school. With 236 of questionnaires returned, only 10 percent favored adopting such a plan whereas 83 percent preferred staying with traditional schedules. Lists arguments in favor and arguments opposed along with…
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Elementary Education, Parent Attitudes, School Schedules
Hill, Paul T.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1992
Based on a study of five major school systems, concludes following about site-based management: it is a reform of entire system; it will lead to real changes only if it is basic reform strategy; it will evolve over time and develop distinctive characters, goals, operating styles; it requires rethinking of accountability; parental choice is…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Board of Education Role, Change Strategies
Needham, Jordan D., Jr. – American School Board Journal, 1992
Superintendents in 153 cities with populations of from 50,000 to 100,000 were sent questionnaires asking information about school board members. Responses from 89 superintendents provided information about 597 board members. Findings indicate that whether or not board members receive pay has little effect on the makeup of school boards. (MLF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Compensation (Remuneration), Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys
Cawelti, Gordon – American School Board Journal, 1994
Questionnaires sent to principals of 10,363 public and private high schools elicited 3,380 (33%) responses. Discusses responses to 36 indicators of change in 5 broad areas: (1) curriculum and teaching; (2) school organization; (3) community outreach; (4) technology; and (5) monetary incentives to improve performance. (MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum
Seaton, Daniel M.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1992
From a random selection of 4,841 school board members, 1,306 (27 percent) ranked a list of 22 roles and 25 attributes that might apply to school board presidents. Respondents also listed the following as their top three concerns: (1) efforts by the states to dictate the responsibilities of local school boards; (2) aging school facilities; and (3)…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Qualities
Gaul, Thomas H.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1994
Survey forms were sent to 6,000 school board members who subscribe to "The American School Board Journal" in an attempt to discover what reform efforts are being utilized and which ones are working best in schools. A total of 1,347 readers (22.5%) responded. Curricular and instructional reforms were cited by 91% of the respondents, and 70% said…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Helge, Doris; Paulk, Jonathan – American School Board Journal, 1991
Rural schools bear a responsibility for taking all appropriate measures to protect their youth from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A national survey of 400 rural schools, with 100 responding schools, reveals that the HIV education offered in most rural schools does not meet the standards health educators suggest. Recommends a community…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Rural Schools
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1993
A survey conducted in 1990 assessed the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-related policies and practices of 1,679 school districts across the United States. Results show that education about HIV tends to taper off after the seventh grade. School board members are asked to recognize the importance of HIV education and school health programs in…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
Herman, Barry E. – American School Board Journal, 1993
For more than a decade, a principal of a large innercity elementary school in New Haven, Connecticut, convened a committee of parents and school personnel to interview candidates for positions as teachers and aides. About 50 persons were hired using this process, and all the teachers were successful. The interviewing process has since become…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Employment Interviews, Parent Participation, Personnel Selection
Freeman, Jesse L.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1991
From a random sample of 3,744 school board members, responses from 968 (26 percent) ranked 17 facets of school board service. Additional data include views from 250 superintendents and demographic, personal, and school board information presented as national averages and by region. Finally, listings of major problems are compared with concerns of…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Hess, Fritz – American School Board Journal, 1989
Responses from over 500 practicing superintendents in New York State reveal that the majority (1) have a strong desire to be leaders; (2) heard about the opening through an advertisement; (3) view consultants in the selection process appropriate only as technical experts; and (4) urge school board members to become more involved in the…
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Consultants, Elementary Secondary Education, Occupational Information
Yock, Carla; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1990
A survey sent to a random selection of 11,992 school board members elicited responses from 2,166 (18 percent). The survey focused on superintendent tenure, a profile of the typical board member, and current priorities. Six charts provide region-by-region demographic data. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction
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