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Huber, David J.; Conway, James M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This study evaluated the hypothesis that schools in Connecticut's Alliance Districts (lowest-performing districts) with higher-quality school improvement plans (SIPs) would have higher levels of student achievement. An exploratory research question evaluated whether SIPs predicted achievement of particular subgroups. SIPs were obtained and scored…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality
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Lindahl, Ronald A.; Beach, Robert H. – Planning and Changing, 2013
Although evaluation serves many purposes in education, there is virtually unanimous agreement that evaluation is a critical component of all school improvement processes. Hamilton et al. (2003) asserted that "assessment and evaluation should be built into reform programs from the outset" (p. 26). Kimball, Lander, and Thorn (2010)…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Evaluation Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Change
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Lindahl, Ronald A.; Beach, Robert H. – Planning and Changing, 2009
On November 2, 1996, the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), a program of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), adopted a set of Standards for School Leaders (CCSSO, 1996). By 2005, 41 states had adopted or adapted these Standards (Sanders & Simpson, 2005). However, after almost a decade of experience with…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Standard Setting, State Standards, Educational Administration
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Freeman, Jerrid P.; Wilmes, David M. – Planning and Changing, 2009
Planners strive to develop the best programs and strategies to enhance student learning and advance their institutional mission while meeting their desired outcomes. This work, while rewarding, can be time intensive and demanding and developing new initiatives is not without risks. Some common reasons these efforts fail include: lack of buy-in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Strategic Planning, Barriers, Institutional Mission
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Haddad, Monica A.; Alsbury, Thomas – Planning and Changing, 2008
State policies to equalize educational spending, cap bond and levy rates, require common teacher salary schedules, and consolidate school districts are geared toward improving quality and attempting to resolve problems of inefficiency. However, despite the use of state policy to equalize educational quality, educational gaps persist. Yu and Lau…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Districts, Case Studies, State Policy
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Kantamara, Pornkasem; Hallinger, Philip; Jatiket, Marut – Planning and Changing, 2006
This article presents a case study of successful curricular and instructional innovation in Thailand. The innovation involved a curricular program, Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This student-centered curriculum models many of the features highlighted in Thailand's educational reform such as the student-centered learning approach, curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Harris, Sandra; Irons, E. Jane; Crawford, Carolyn – Planning and Changing, 2006
Accountability and assessment are critical components to the success of schools today. As leaders of school districts, superintendents in Texas and across the nation are faced daily with meeting this challenge. While doing so, they must remember that their priority commitment is not to testing programs, but to helping children achieve.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Program Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Testing Programs
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Stephens, E. Robert – Planning and Changing, 1971
The advantages of utilizing the conceptual model and mathematical programing for the determination of the allocation of functions within a State school system. (Author)
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Educational Planning, Linear Programing, Resource Allocation
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McNamara, James F.; And Others – Planning and Changing, 1971
Descriptors: Data Processing, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Problem Solving
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Bozeman, William C.; Schmelzer, Sue – Planning and Changing, 1984
Compares planning techniques in business with those in education, first noting general approaches to planning and then drawing implications for more effective educational planning. (JW)
Descriptors: Design, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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McLeod, Marshall W. – Planning and Changing, 1978
Lists 60 problems (and suggestions for their solution) that arose during the adoption of a management by objectives program, were suggested by that experience, or came out of the literature. (IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Planning, Higher Education
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McNamara, James F.; Rick, Zelda L. – Planning and Changing, 1976
Deals with four major skill areas: (1) the analytics of categorization, (2) the analytics of priority assessment, (3) the analytics of time and transition, and (4) the analytics of decision strategy. (Author)
Descriptors: Classification, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnston, A. P. – Planning and Changing, 1975
The methodology, assumptions, and values viewed here are emergent factors that can provide the framework for a thriving new discipline. That the limits of the rational-man theory are beginning to be recognized is evidenced by considerable methodological flexibility and increased interests in personal, self-actualizing aspects of organizations.…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Ethics, Methods, Objectives
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Brown, Daniel J. – Planning and Changing, 1975
Presents trend projection models that address four problems--dramatic growth, modest growth, gradual decline, and precipitous decline. Each model approximates a linear trend over short time intervals. The models employ very elementary mathematics to produce forecasts of high accuracy. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Education, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Models
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Weiss, Edmond H. – Planning and Changing, 1975
The elimination of needs--and with it the elimination of the notion of necessary action--would dramatize the freedom of public officials to choose which programs they will offer and would result in a revision of public expectations. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Needs, Persuasive Discourse
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