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Characteristics . of Effective Schools. By: Wendy Jaye Popescu. Characteristics Of An Effective School. A Strong Instructional Leadership A Strong Sense of Mission An Effective Instructional Behavior High Expectations for All Students Frequent Monitoring of Student Achievement

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Characteristics

of Effective Schools

By: Wendy Jaye Popescu


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Characteristics Of An Effective School

  • A Strong Instructional Leadership

  • A Strong Sense of Mission

  • An Effective Instructional Behavior

  • High Expectations for All Students

  • Frequent Monitoring of Student Achievement

  • A Safe and Orderly Operation


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Correlates of Effective School

  • Instructional Leadership

  • Clear & Focused Mission

  • Safe & Orderly Environment

  • Climate of High Expectations

  • Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress

  • Positive Home-School Relations

  • Opportunity to Learn & Student Time on Task


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Why Strive to Reach High?

  • Our Goal as Educators is:

    • To select a significant curriculum content, accurate and precise

    • To teach for in-depth understanding

    • To share a common mission

    • To believe all students can learn

    • To provide a safe and orderly environment

    • To welcome and utilize student diversity


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Self Assessment Should be Our Ultimate Goal

  • If you want to appear accountable

    • TEST YOUR STUDENTS

  • If you want to improve your school

    • TEACH TEACHERS TO ASSESS THEIR STUDENTS

  • If you want to maximize learning

    • TEACH STUDENTS TO ASSESS THEMSELVES

      Hawley, “The Keys to Effective Schools”


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How to Strive to Reach High

  • Develop an In-Depth Needs Assessment

  • Set Clear Priorities for Action

  • Create a Reasonable Timeline

  • Understand Your Current Budget

  • Plan ahead

  • Be Continually Revising & Revisiting

  • Create a Living Document


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NEEDS ASSESSMENTS

  • Needs Assessments need

    to be throughough

  • Data should be collected from all students

  • Data should be collected from sub-groups

    • Regular Ed Students

    • Special Ed Students

    • Grade Levels

    • Subject Specific

    • Minorities



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TIMEFRAMES & PERSONS RESPONSIBLE

  • Remember PATIENCE is a Virtue

  • Timelines should be long range and flexible

  • Our Job is to Find a Way to Involve All Stakeholders in Every Aspect of the Strategic Plan……Why?

    • BECAUSE AN INVOLVED STAKEHOLDER IS A COMMITTED ONE

    • BECAUSE TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE & MANY HEADS ARE MUCH BETTER THAN A FEW


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THE BIG BUDGET ISSUE

  • Budgets should be strategically planned by a LEADERSHIP TEAM

    • Principal

    • Select Staff

    • Community

  • Budgets should be Current & Futuristic

    • What do we have to work with right now?

    • What do we want to plan on for the future?

    • MAKE IT REALISTIC and FLEXIBLE


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My Favorite Quote!

It Says it All!


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Ron EdmondsAuthor of “Programs of School Improvement: An Overview”

“We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far”.


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References

  • Hawley, W., & Rollie, D. (Eds). (2002). The Keys to Effective Schools. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press

  • Effective Schools: Revolutionary and Evolutionary: The Effective Schools Movement. (2001). Okemos, Michigan: Effective Schools Products, Ltd.

  • Using Data to Strengthen Schools. (2004b). Canter (DVD).


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I hope this iswhat you wanted!Wendy


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