Key Indicators of Student Success
While the idea of focusing on student learning goals is simple, its implications are profound. It means turning most school improvement activities on their heads. Frequently, school improvement begins with some activity such as implementing a new curriculum. Clearly, planners want these innovations to improve student learning, but they are often unclear about what they mean by student learning, how they will measure it, and whether their actions are getting them to where they want to go. The result is a vicious cycle of doing, doing, doing, without knowing the effect on learning.