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From Standards to Success: A Guide for School Leaders
Mark R. O’Shea
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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
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.
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About the Author
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. O'Shea received a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, an MAT degree from the University of Chicago, and an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has taught science in public high schools of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey and has served as a school supervisor and board of education trustee.
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