ERIC Number: ED405389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-21
Muscogee County Schools Comprehensive Assessment.
Muscogee County School District, Columbus, GA.
The schoolwide projects conducted by two Muscogee County (Georgia) elementary schools under Chapter 1 are described. The Muscogee County School District is the public school system for Columbus, the state's second largest city. The student body of approximately 31,000 is 54.2 percent Black, with 2.9 percent Hispanic, and only a small number of Asian Americans. Both schools began the comprehensive assessment of needs in November of 1989, the year before implementing their plans. The comprehensive needs assessment was the basis for setting goals for school improvement through the schoolwide project. The schools shared common themes of staff development, parent involvement, effective instruction, and a student recognition program, although implementation was tailored specifically to the needs of students in the individual school. At the end of the first year of the schoolwide projects, students at both schools had made significant strides in accelerating achievement, as indicated by scores on standardized tests, in comparison with their previous records and in comparison with gains made in other schools in the system. Two tables and four figures present details of achievement gains. An appendix contains a planning form and project management timelines. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Minority Group Children, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Public Schools, Recognition (Achievement), Staff Development, Student Needs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Muscogee County School District, Columbus, GA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Hawkins Stafford Act 1988