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Curriculum Management Audit Improving School Quality

ISBN-10: 0810839318

ISBN-13: 9780810839311

Edition: 2000

Authors: Larry E. Frase, Fenwick W. English, William K. Poston

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This volume covers history, critics and practical compatibility of the curriculum management audit and total quality management; curriculum management audit standards and procedures; and research evidence and superintendents testimonials.
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List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Larry E. Frase, Ed.D. teaches in the Education department of San Diego State University.

Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has been reported in national and international academic forums. He edited the 2006 SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration , the 2009 SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration ; and the 2011 SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd Ed.). In 2013, he received the Living Legend Award from NCPEA for his lifetime contribution to the field of educational leadership.

Introduction
Overview
History, Critics and Practical Compatibility of the Curriculum Management Audit and Total Quality Management
Standards and Assumptions of the Curriculum Management Audit
Critical Assumptions of the Audit
School Systems as Rational Organizations
Explication of the Audit Standards
What the Curriculum Management Audit Doesn't Advocate
References
Background and Criticisms of the Curriculum Audit and Total Quality Management
Total Quality Management
The Curriculum Management Audit
Summary
References
The Quality Fit
Introduction
Downey's Quality Fit Framework
Deming's Profound Knowledge
Deming's Fourteen Points
The Curriculum Audit
A Logical Connection and the Overlay of Quality
First Prong: Quality Fit Framework
Relationships
Summary of the First Prong Analysis
Second Prong: Deming's Profound Knowledge and Fourteen Points Overlay
Summary of the Second Prong
Summary and Recommendations
Acknowledgements
References
The History and Context of the Curriculum Audit
Introduction
Audits as External-Internal Eyes on School System Management
School Accountability and the Audit
The Impact of State Equity Trends
State Agency Involvement in Curriculum Auditing: The Kentucky Experience
National and International Use of the Audit
Challenges for Second Generation Audits
The Future of the Curriculum Audit
References
Curriculum Management Audit Standards and Procedures
Standard One: The Control Standard
Introduction
Standard One Defined
Policy Focus: The First Step Toward Control
Administrative Structure Focus: Providing for Control (Table of Organization/Job Descriptions/Stability)
Planning Focus: A Third Step Toward Control
Other Critical Aspects of Standard One
Summary
References
Standard Two: The Curriculum Standard
Introduction
Standard Two Criteria
Questions Underlying Standard Two Analysis
Data Sources for Standard Two Analysis
Issues and Variables Related to Standard Two Analysis
Typical Findings in Standard Two Analysis
Recommendations to Enhance Standard Two Performance
Summary
References
Standard Three: The Connectivity and Equity Standard
Introduction
Standard Three Defined
Connectivity and Consistency
Connectivity and Equity
Dimensions of Equity Analysis
Equity Analysis Summation
Connectivity and Staff Development
Connectivity and Instructional Monitoring
Standard Three Conclusions
References
Standard Four: The Assessment Standard
The Purpose of a School District Assessment Program
Developing a District Assessment Program
Components of an Assessment Program
Using Other Student Test Data
Determining Motivation Potential of the School: A Case Study
Audits, Reviews, and Other Data Assessment Systems
Audit Criteria for Judging the Quality of an Assessment Program
References
Standard Five: The Productivity Standard
Introduction
Standard Five Criteria
Data Sources for Standard Five Analysis
Typical Findings in Standard Five Analysis
Typical Recommendations for Standard Five Findings
The Use of the Camera in Standard Five Data
Standard Five Summary
References
Preparing the Board, the District, and the Community for the Curriculum Audit
Introduction
Learning About the Audit
Before the Audit
After You Have Decided to Have an Audit
During the Audit
After the Site Visit
Upon Receipt of the Final Report
After the Audit
Ongoing Public Relations and Communications Strategies
Summary
References
The Curriculum Management Audit: Research Evidence and Superintendents Testimonials
Benefits of the Audit: The Superintendents Speak
Introduction
The Superintendents
A Follow-Up Study of Three School Districts
Introduction
Methodology
Results of Implementation-Impact Survey
Analysis of Research Questions
Analysis by Categories
Summary and Conclusions
Implications for Funding Audits
References
About the Editors
About the Authors
Index