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Oakbrook

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29%

Oakwood

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43%

Park Lodge

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43%

Southgate

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29%

Tillicum

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43%

Tyee Park

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43%

43% 29% 43% 29% 43% 29% 29% 57% 43% 43%

Two schools included 57 percent of the District Focus goals in their school plans. Twenty-four schools had fewer than half of the district’s goals in their school plans. Many of the school plans contained goals relating to their schools’ reform models.

Custer Dower Evergreen Greenwood Heartwood Hillside Idlewild Lake City Lake Louise Lakeview

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The schools’ site plans used the same format. However, the schools chose the number of goals they wished to address. All 26 site-plans contained at least one goal relating to “Improving Student Achievement.” Although all schools have a site-based management system, only four schools had a specific goal concerning “Shared Decision-making.” Fourteen schools had goal statements relating

“Guarantee Equity” and “Value Diversity” were had goals dealing with “Establishing Cohesive contained in 18 school plans.

Hudtloff

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43%

Lochburn

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43%

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to “Increase Confidence in found in only one school Teams.” Finally, “Establish

the School District.” plan. Three schools Positive Climate” was

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Clover Park

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57% 14% 43% 29% 29%

No plans were integrated with all of the District Focus goals. The plans are not coordinated with each other. Interviews with board members, administrators, staff, and parents reveal that plans are site specific and do not provide for district-wide direction. Site-based management fragments the focus of planning.

To determine the extent to which the major components of effective planning are present district- wide, the auditors assessed the district’s primary planning documents. The auditors analyzed these plans using the criteria presented in Exhibit 1.2.3.

Exhibit 1.2.3 Curriculum Management Audit Criteria for Assessing System Planning Clover Park School District January 2001

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    Mission: General-purpose benefits and educational goals of a school organization. The mission is the foundation upon which all educational programs and services are built. It describes the reason a district exists. Large, highly successful organizations (both public and private) usually have a clearly defined and communicated mission expressed in planning documents.

  • 2.

    Critical Analysis: Collection and analysis of vital data about all facets of the internal and external environments of the school organization. It defines the status of a school organization and describes

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