New York Codes, Rules and Regulations
Title 8 - EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Chapter XXI - Annual Program Plans
Part 2302 - Fiscal Year 1978 Annual Program Plan For Libraries And Learning Resources And Educational Innovation And Support
Section 2302.22 - Program for strengthening leadership resources of state educational agencies-activity a

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 38, September 21, 2022

State Education Department planning, research and evaluation.

(a) Specific objectives. The objective is to strengthen the capability of the Education Department to conduct a comprehensive and systematic program of statewide educational long-range planning, research, development and evaluation. Critical educational problems and needs will be identified, alternative solutions will be analyzed, and strategies and programs will be proposed to eliminate problems and fulfill needs.

(b) Specific activities.

(1) Long-range planning:
(i) Adult information/counseling services. To implement convenient services for adults seeking to pursue further education for employment or leisure. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. To examine alternative sources Revisions to plans and submission of for funding services. applications to fund information services--September 1977 2. To design a statewide network A program plan for service centers--December of service centers. 1977 3. To implement a statewide Operational programs throughout the contact point and regional State--July 1, 1978 service centers.

(ii) Education and the economy of New York State. To adjust educational programs and priorities to be more responsive to the present and projected economic conditions in New York State. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. To analyze economic projections in A report on the projections of economic order to determine impact on conditions and suggested actions--July education in the State. 1977 2. To discuss economic problems and Series of meetings with educators and solutions with educators and employers--September-December 1977 employers in the State. 3. To implement corrective action Operational programs to deal with the programs to address economic economic conditions of the State--July realities. 1, 1978

(iii) E.S.E.A. title I legislation. To revise the E.S.E.A. title I legislation based on the department's findings regarding the supplemental nature of the authorizing legislations. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. To meet with N.I.E., U.S.O.E. and the Summary report of findings of Institute for Educational Leadership studies--September 1977 regarding the results of their studies. 2. To discuss New York State's findings Agreement on appropriate changes in with U.S.O.E. and Congress. the authorizing legislations--November 1977

(iv) Comprehensive instructional management system. To serve New York City students with the CIM system. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. To work with the New York State Legislature Funds for operating C.I.M.S. and the Governor's Office, and with Federal in New York City--July 1977 officials to secure funding for C.I.M.S. 2. To work with the Central Board of New York Program plan for the school City and with selected community school year 1977-78--August 1977 districts in New York City on designing activities. 3. To monitor and provide technical assistance Reports on progress in New in New York City. York City--continuous 4. To evaluate the impact of C.I.M.S. on Evaluation report--June 1978 students.

(v) Teacher demand and supply. To generate data that will be used by various units (educational and governmental) to deal with problems occasioned by teacher demand and supply. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Based on population projections through Projection of teaching staff 1990 and variable class sizes, determine requirements for New York State the size of the teacher staff required up to 1990--August 1977 in coming years. 2. Using BEDS data determine average Specification of the number of attrition rates for teachers of each age teachers that can be expected to from 18-65. be leaving teaching in a year--August 1977 3. Apply attrition rates for each year to Determination of what the likely determine the number of new teachers demand for teachers will be for needed. each year to 1990--October 1977 4. Specify implications of this level of Reports to units of the SED demand. Examine such things as: indicating consequences of levels of demand--November 1977-June 1978 a. Age distribution of New York State teaching staff b. Salary costs for this distribution c. Differences between supply and demand

(vi) Evaluation of department programs. To improve the management of department programs in areas of critical need. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Based on departmental needs obtain List of proposed tasks for fiscal from executive deputy and deputy year 1978--July 1978 commissioners specification of programs to be evaluated. 2. Analyze list and develop work plans Work plan for evaluations in fiscal for fiscal year 1978. year 1978 3. Implement program evaluations using Reports of program evaluations for already developed evaluation model. various department units--June 1979 4. Report results of evaluations to Course of action for unit to follow program evaluated, executive deputy and based on findings of report--June deputy commissioners. 1979 5. Monitoring of unit progress on Report to unit, executive deputy and specified course of action. deputy commissioner on unit progress--July 1979

(vii) Analysis of priority issues for commissioner. To analyze high priority issues in education as identified by the commissioner. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Analyze issues to define problems and Reports--continuous alternative solutions. 2. To work with program units and the Program plans for problem commissioner on selected corrective action area--continuous programs. 3. To monitor and evaluate the Monitor and evaluation reports implementation of corrective programs. for the commissioner--continuous

(viii) Supervision of information center on education. To insure that appropriate data are provided to all levels of educational decision-makers in a cost-effective and timely manner. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. To supervise the work of the Improved system of data Information Center on Education. services--continuous

(ix) Budget and legislative program. To assist the executive deputy commissioner in proposing cost-effective recommendations for the Federal and State budget and legislative program. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Review and analyze program unit's budget and legislative proposals. 2. Review and analyze long-range plans for proposed programs. 3. Provide recommendations to the executive deputy Written and oral commissioner regarding the anticipated costs and recommendation to benefits of proposed programs. the executive deputy commissioner--July 1977 4. Assist the executive deputy commissioner in Reports--July preparing materials for the Board of Regents, and 1977-February 1978 budget and legislative officials.

(x) Appalachian Regional Commission--Education program review. To review factors affecting ARC education projects in New York State and to develop a set of policy alternatives for achieving the goals established for ARC education funding. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Review existing information dealing Series of background papers on ARC with the limits and parameters of ARC education projects in New York education project funding. State--September 1977 2. Solicit information from groups Briefing paper on operational involved in ARC projects at the problems of ARC education projects operational level through field visits, in New York State--December 1977 conferences, interviews and surveys. 3. Analyze data gathered in terms of how Analytical paper which can be used goals for ARC projects can be achieved. as a basis for developing policy alternatives--February 1977 4. Develop set of policy alternatives Set of policy alternatives for ARC related to funding and implementing education funding in the projects which will achieve the goals State--March 1977 of ARC education funding.

(2) Doctoral education review.
(i) Specific objective. The identification, strengthening, and coordination of high quality doctoral programs in political science and sociology. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Site visits by distinguished Reports applying established criteria out-of-State peers in the approved by the commissioner's advisory field to the 12 political doctoral council and by the commissioner. science and 12 sociology September-November 1977 programs in the State. 2. Meetings with outside Reports applying established criteria consultants and in-State approved by the commissioner's rating faculty in these fields. committees and by the commissioner. January-June 1978 3. Meetings with academic and Closer communication and exchange between the nonacademic potential academic, business and industry segments of employers on placement and society. July 1977-June 1978 curricular reform.

(ii) Specific objective. The development of consortia and other cooperative arrangements between programs and institutions. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Campus visits by distinguished Arrangements completed or begun between peers in each field from institutions following the recommendations academic, business or industry made by the site visitors. September to encourage consortia 1977-March 1978 arrangements.

(iii) Specific objective. Improved communication between academics and non-academics in political science and sociology. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Exchange of academics Greater exchange and flow between the two segments. and non-academics in Established channels and continuing programs for political science and insuring that the ties are strengthened. September sociology for meetings. 1977-July 1978

(iv) Specific objective. Development of curricula which prepare sociologists and political scientists well to meet the needs of a changing society. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date Improved programs in sociology and political science which incorporate recommendations made by academic and nonacademic consultants. January-June 1978 1a. Faculty review of site visit reports with recommendations on curricular reform. 1b. Statewide meetings of all department chairmen in mathmatics and philosophy to discuss curricular reform.

(3) Education of adults in New York State.
(i) Specific objective. Exploration of entitlement concept as a means of financing lifelong learning. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Initiate an entitlement Data on effects of entitlements--June 30, demonstration. 1978 2. National conference on Report and action recommendations--March entitlements. 1978 3. Help develop national Passage of legislation. legislation.

(ii) Specific objective. Promote the idea of lifelong learning. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Work with HEW Implementation of lifelong learning legislation: HEA, lifelong learning title I, part B. project. 2. Write and speak on Growing awareness of developments and issues by lifelong learning. policy makers, practitioners and public.

(iii) Specific objective. Develop parent education program. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Develop parent education Center in operation by October 1977 resource center. 2. Undertake parent education Outside funding received and demonstration demonstration projects. started. June 1978

(iv) Specific objective. Stimulate community councils or other local mechanisms to promote lifelong learning in communities. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date Seek foundation grant. Foundation grant received--July 1977 2. Plan and design process to assist Plans, designs and possible selected communities. participating communities--December 1977 3. Development of materials for public Materials ready--March 1978 information campaigns, information directories, etc. 4. Selection of initial communities and Councils started in some selected initial work with them. communities--June 1978

(v) Specific objective. Promote learning opportunities for older persons (65+). Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Seek foundation grant. Grant received--October 1977 2. Conference meeting on the learning Conference report and needs of the elderly. recommendations--October 1977 3. Develop project to test economic and Project plan and sample social impacts of educational program selection--June 1978 for elderly.

(vi) Specific objective. Advise department and regents on lifelong learning policy. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Meetings with and reports to regents, Policies on lifelong commissioner, department staff, title IV of the learning. Elementary and Secondary Education Act, advisory council, etc.

(4) Promoting equality in education leadership.
(i) Specific objectives. To maintain and provide for the use of a statewide talent bank of potential administrative leaders. (While the emphasis in this operation is upon registry of women applicants, men who request inclusion will also be listed.) Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. The chair of the advisory council will continue to direct Continuing a central talent bank. Through regular contact with the regional committee, the chair will maintain and update the bank. 2. In order to expand the pool of women candidates, regional August 1977 and members will correspond with potential administrative continuing candidates from an Education Department list of women who hold certification in administration. 3. In each region, the committees will develop sources of Continuing women candidates through public speaking campaigns and contacts with media, teacher organizations, civic groups and other interested organizations.

(ii) Specific objective. To disseminate to the regional councils print and non-print materials for consciousness-raising and training for application for advancement. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. The chair will disseminate to regional committees Continuing consciousness-raising and applicant training materials. 2. The regional committees will conduct workshops and August 1977--March training sessions in their areas to expand consciousness and April 1978 of potential candidates and assist them in developing necessary job-seeking skills.

(iii) Specific objective. To provide local school districts with access to curriculum vitae of qualified applicants for administrative positions. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Regional members will regularly submit names from talent Continuing bank to local districts in response to notices of job openings. 2. The chair will prepare and distribute through the Continuing regional councils a monthly newsletter focusing upon consciousness-raising articles and listings of promotional opportunities.

(iv) Specific objective. To provide applicants listed in the talent bank with a process by which they can apply for administrative leadership posts throughout the State. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Regional members will regularly submit names from Continuing talent bank to local districts in response to notices of job openings.

(v) Specific objective. To establish and maintain a job network through BOCES to assure that information on job openings is widely distributed. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Regional members will work with districts and BOCES in July-August 1977 the areas to establish a reporting system of administrative vacancies and to establish and maintain a file of job notices.

(vi) Specific objective. To work with local boards of education to encourage affirmative recruitment and hiring practices. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Council will prepare a portion of the program of the August 1977 annual meeting for new school board members which will deal with affirmative recruitment and hiring. 2. Council will prepare and disseminate surveys of Continuing employment trends in educational leadership, drawing upon the SED computerized data banks of those holding State certification for administrative positions, and particularly identifying differences in job holding, with respect to sex and minority and/or ethnic identity. (5) Pupil evaluation program.

(5) Pupil evaluation program.
(i) Specific objectives. Provide the schools and the State with valid, objective measures of pupil achievement in the basic skills of reading and mathematics. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Review test specifications and Decision on whether tests need to be content with committees of totally revised or be continued as is teachers. 2. If tests need to be revised, Competent subject specialists trained to recruit, orient, train teacher item write test questions--February 1978 writers. 3. If tests need to be revised, Two hundred raw questions for each of 9 teachers write questions for tests--May 1978 revised examination. 4. If tests need to be revised, Large pool of technically good questions technical review and editing of raw ready for pretesting--June 1978 and test questions. continuing

(ii) Specific objectives. Provide each school and school district with test information useful in identifying pupils for participation in reading and mathematics compensatory education programs. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Print and Reading and mathematics test scores for all pupils distribute tests to statewide in grades 3, 6 and 9--October 1977 schools. 2. Receive report Individual school building and district summary report forms and analyze and score distribution report for each grade and and summarize test subject--February 1978 scores by computer. 3. Edit and mail Schools in receipt of analyzed and summarized reports to schools. achievement data for use in preparing interpretative and evaluative reports--March 1978

(iii) Specific objectives. Provide each school and school district with objective data showing progress, or lack of it, in meeting the instructional needs of educationally disadvantaged pupils. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Organize computerized Each school building and district receives objective data into appropriate report of test results for most recent five-year output (programming). period--March 1978

(iv) Specific objectives. Provide the State Education Department, the State legislature and other agencies with valid information on educational needs in basic skill areas. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Summarize computer Interpretative report providing statewide analyses data in appropriate and summaries of current year test results--May output (programming). 1978

(v) Specific objectives. Provide the State Education Department, the State legislature and other agencies with valid information for use in determining trends in pupil reading and mathematics achievement of basic skills in individual school building, school districts, types of schools, types of communications, etc. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Maintain a Twelve years of comparable test results readily available on data bank of a continuous basis for application to specific problems test scores. and needs

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