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The Mayor Adrian Fenty's achievement plan for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is divided into four major parts. The first section outlines the philosophical foundation undergirding the plan. The second section outlines the plan's goals and strategies. In preparing this commentary, the Council of the Great City Schools assessed how the criteria in the first section of the mayor's plan figure into the evaluation of the goals and strategies that are proposed in the second. These strategies include a proposed timeline for outcomes and measures. Because many of the plan's activities are to take place within the first 100 days of mayoral assumption of authority for the school system, the Council reviewed the feasibility of this timeline in light of the plan's stance. The third section of the mayor's plan outlines the high-level measures of success for which the administration would be held accountable. The final section consists of an appendix that provides an overview of the proposed DCPS SchoolStat accountability system. This commentary will examine the provisions in the plan to see whether the plan's implementation would lead to achieving the vision it sets forth and whether the plan shows internal consistency.(Appended are: (1) A Description of the SchoolStat Accountability System; (2) Timeline for Various Program Activities in the Mayor's Instructional Plan; and (3) Timeline for Various Professional Development Activities in the Mayor's Instructional Plan.)

Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Goal Orientation, Change Strategies, Accountability, Standards, Professional Development

Council of the Great City Schools. 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site: http://www.cgcs.org









Author: Council of the Great City Schools

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5513&id=ED498846



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