Regarding Models/Programs that Include Instructional Methods to Satisfy Provisions in Regulations Establishing Accrediting Standards for Public Schools in Virginia
Resolution Number 2001-5
January 11, 2001
WHEREAS, the Regulations Establishing Accrediting Standards for Public Schools in Virginia (September 28, 2000) require schools accredited with warning in English or mathematics to adopt and implement an instructional method that has a proven track record of success at raising student achievement in those areas as appropriate; and
WHEREAS, these regulations require the Board of Education to publish a list of recommended instructional methods approved for implementation; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education has proposed criteria for identifying and selecting models/programs that include instructional methods;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education that the following selection criteria be approved;
Criteria for Recommended Models/Programs
· Experience-based evidence of effectiveness: Has the model/program been successfully implemented with low achieving students? Is there convincing documentation, through reliable measures or practical experiences before and after the intervention, that educationally significant improvement in student achievement occurred?
· Implementation: Does the program explain the essential ingredients necessary to make the program fully operational, including estimates of the costs, with respect to time and money, of implementation?
· Replicability: Has the model/program been successfully implemented with low achieving students in multiple locations?
· Correlation with or adaptability to the Virginia Standards of Learning in English or mathematics: Does the content of the model/program correlate with the Virginia Standards of Learning in English or mathematics? Can the content of the model/program be adapted to support the Virginia Standards of Learning?
· Capacity for technical assistance: Do the program managers have the capacity, in terms of technical assistance, to provide the staff development, consultation, and support necessary for successful implementation in a number of Virginia schools?
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the models/programs identified (see Official Minutes of the January 11, 2001 meeting) be recommended as instructional methods acceptable for use by schools accredited with warning in English or mathematics.
Adopted in Richmond, Virginia, This Eleventh Day of January in the Year 2001.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
January 11, 2001