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Various criteria have been identified as being important in
the development of an effective school. The criteria listed in this site have
been summarized and supported by research in numerous scholarly works,
conference papers and various publications by national and local education
associations. By clicking on each criterion, you will be linked to the list of
sources examined for this site that support the selected criterion in the
development of an effective school.
(Not in order of importance or value)
A clear mission statement, clear goals and objectives, a
vision for the school.
Resources that include strong, sustained financial
investment and effective use of resources.
Opportunities provided, during the school day, for high
academic standard mastery.
Assessment programs that include multiple
Strong parent, family, community and business
Continuous staff development.
High expectations for students and staff across the
entire school promoting open communication and collaboration among all
Available support services like health care, food
Safe environments with zero tolerance for drugs and
guns. Respect for diversity.
Adequate facilities with regard to space, classroom
dimensions and technology.
Governing boards of community, parent partners on all
Principal acts as Instructional
Classroom time on learning, teacher directed. The
school may have a single instructional priority: i.e. Literacy
Bibliography and Web Referances
Last Modified Thursday, July 12, 2001
Thursday, September 20, 2001