More Information and Readings on Documenting School Change

From the Coalition of Essential Schools

David Allen, “The Tuning Protocol: A Process for Reflection.”

David Allen and Joseph McDonald, “Keeping Student Performance Central: The New York Assessment Collection.”

Kathleen Cushman, “What Research Suggests about Essential School Ideas.” Horace Vol. 11, No. 3, March 1995.

Peggy MacMullen, “Taking Stock: The Impact of Reform.”

David Niguidula, “The Digital Portfolio: A Richer Picture of Student Performance.”

Elliot Washor, “Show, Don’t Tell: Video and Accountability.”

Patricia Wasley, Richard Clark, and Robert Hampel, A Collaborative Inquiry on School Change.

Performance series on individual Essential Schools.

From the University of Wisconsin’s Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools (608) 263-7575

A. S. Bryk and M. E. Driscoll, High School as Community: Contextual Influences, and Consequences for Students and Teachers (1988).

V.E. Lee, J. B. Smith, and R. G. Croninger, Understanding High School Restructuring Effects on the Equitable Distribution of Learning in Mathematics and Science (1995).

Fred M. Newmann and Gary G. Wehlage, Successful School Restructuring: A Report to the Public and Educators (1995). (Also available through ASCD, AFT, NASSP, and NAESP.)

Fred M. Newmann, W. G. Secada, and G. G.Wehlage, A Guide to Authentic Instruction and Assessment: Vision, Standards, and Scoring (1995).

From Other Sources

Gary Anderson et al., Studying Your Own School: A Guide to Qualitative Practitioner Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press (805-499-9734).

Michelle Fine et al., “Inquiring Institutions” in Profiles of Participatory Action Researchers (Cornell University Press, 1993).

Thomas McGreal and Marci Dodds, “The Illinois Alliance of Essential Schools: The first five years.” Prepared for Illlinois State Board of Education by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1994).

Donna Muncey and Patrick McQuillan, Reform and Resistance in Schools and Classrooms (New Haven: Yale University Press, forthcoming spring 1996).

The National Study of School Evaluation, 1699 East Woodfield Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173. (708) 995-9080.

National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1537.

School Quality Review Initiative, New York State Education Department, 885 EBA, Albany, NY 12234. (518) 474-3935.

Atlas Communities “Inventory of Assets,” Ron Walker, Education Development Center. Tel.: (617) 969-7100.