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By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on the Independent Evaluation of DC Public Schools

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ISBN-13: 9780309209366

"The District of Columbia (DC) has struggled for many years to enhance its public schooling approach. In 2007 the DC executive made a daring switch within the means it governs public schooling with the aim of shaking up the procedure and bringing new power to efforts to enhance results for college students. the general public schooling Reform modification Act (PERAA) shifted keep watch over of the city's public faculties from an elected tuition board to the mayor, constructed a brand new country division of schooling, created the location of chancellor, and made different major administration alterations. A Plan for comparing the District of Columbia's Public colleges bargains a framework for comparing the consequences of PERAA on DC's public colleges. The e-book recommends an review software that features a systematic each year public reporting of key info in addition to in-depth experiences of high-priority concerns together with: caliber of lecturers, principals, and different body of workers; caliber of lecture room educating and studying; skill to serve weak young children and formative years; advertising of kinfolk and neighborhood engagement; and caliber and fairness of operations, administration, and amenities. As a part of the overview application, the Mayor's place of work may still produce an annual report back to town at the prestige of the general public colleges, together with an research of traits and the entire underlying information. A Plan for comparing the District of Columbia's Public faculties means that D.C. have interaction neighborhood universities, philanthropic companies, and different associations to boost and maintain an infrastructure for ongoing learn and review of its public faculties. Any powerful overview software needs to be autonomous of college and town leaders and aware of the desires of all stakeholders. also, its learn should still meet the top criteria for technical quality."--Publisher's description.

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The study also concluded that the collection and interpretation of data were not sufficient to yield improvement—it was necessary for schools and districts to follow up with specific actions designed to meet clearly defined goals. In short, the literature on district reform suggests that a district can be a strong agent for reform and that districts that have achieved improvements share several attributes, such as those identified by Marsh (2002) and Marsh et al. (2005)7: • • • • a systemwide approach in which policies and practices are aligned; strong support and professional development for both teachers and administrators; clearly defined expectations for students and teachers, combined with a strong emphasis on improvement; and reliance on data to support instructional decisions and for accountability.

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