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Author O'Shea, Mark R., 1946-

Title From standards to success : a guide for school leaders / Mark R. O'Shea
Published Alexandria, VA : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 162 pages)
Contents A visit to a standards-based school -- An overview of curriculum management for standards achievement -- The standards achievement planning cycle -- The district's plans for standards implementation -- The principal's role in a standards-based school -- Evaluation of standards achievement -- Professional development for standards achievement
Summary Annotation In this era of accountability and high-stakes testing, school leaders must find more sophisticated ways to help all students succeed. But how can districts make adequate yearly progress without a coherent system for addressing state standards? In From Standards to Success, education professor Mark R.O Shea introduces the Standards Achievement Planning Cycle (SAPC), a comprehensive protocol for meeting the standards. To illustrate his multi-layered approach, O Shea takes readers to a fictional school as it prepares to install the SAPC. We meet the superintendent, who organizes the district for curriculum reform; the principal, who supervises standards-based instruction; and the teachers, who collaboratively plan lessons and evaluate their students work. From teacher observation to student assessment, O Shea offers innovative strategies to help school leaders * identify and analyze which standards are most important * select appropriate curriculum materials and resources * provide instructional planning time for teachers * create a benchmark-testing program * design effective professional development Checklists at the end of each chapter highlight best practices, and sample lessons show how to plan curriculum that enables students to meet state standards. The result is a thorough and sensible guide to realizing the promise of standards-based education. Mark R.O Shea is a professor of education at California State University Monterey Bay. He is the founder and executive director of the Institute for the Achievement of Academic Standards
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Curriculum planning -- Standards -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Education -- Standards -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Educational leadership -- United States.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 05009481
ISBN 1416602070 (paperback; alk. paper)
1416602895 (electronic bk.)
1416602917 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Digital Editions)
9781416602071 (paperback; alk. paper)
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