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 2302.27 - Program for strengthening leadership resources of state educational agencies-activity f

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

State Education Department consultative assistance for local education agencies to assist in the implementation of effective educational programs and practices for meeting the needs of students.

(a) Specific objective. The objective is to increase the awareness and knowledge of personnel in local education agencies concerning effective educational programs and practices, and to assist them in strengthening their capabilities for implementing and operating programs which are successful in meeting the needs of students.

(b) Specific activities.

(1) Technical assistance to local school districts:
(i) Specific objective. To provide State Education Department personnel and the field with the lates and more informative instructional materials in performing arts education. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Completion of guidelines: integration of the Copy ready for printing: arts in general education. September 30, 1977 2. Provide newsletter related to integration of Copy ready bimonthly the arts in general education. 3. Compiling annotated bibliographies of Copy ready for printing: June aspects of performing arts education. 1, 1978

(ii) Specific objective. To serve the State Education Department personnel and the field with consultative services. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Respond to requests for detailed Integration of students' learning information regarding: (a) aspects experiences through interdisciplinary of performing arts education in programs, directed search for meaning itself and in collaboration with significant to learner other services offered by the department; (b) felt needs in local districts. 2. Initiate conference programs Teachers and administrators will have using resource persons expert in future-oriented information regarding performing arts. efforts for integration of the arts into general education annual conference 1978

(iii) Specific objective. To administer title IV-C programs in performing arts education. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Review proposals Collaborate in determining programs (developer, submitted. demonstrator, dissemination) suitable for funding. Due Date: Set by title IV-C office 2. Monitor programs in the As above, to make in-progress determination of field. suitability for funding category--June 30, 1978 3. Advise with regard to program improvement. 4. Evaluate programs.

(iv) Specific objective. Develop new and revise existing curriculum materials in the critical priority areas of the State level. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Supervise the development and preparation Curriculum documents completed of curriculum publications. by June 30, 1978 2. Work with department specialist bureaus in Services provided through June order to strengthen curriculum development 1978 through workshops.

(v) Specific objective. Coordinate curriculum projects in the critical priority areas at the local and regional (BOCES) levels. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Consult with curriculum developers to provide Services provided through assistance in the development and evaluation of June 30, 1978 promising curriculum projects. 2. Review and approve or disapprove locally Services provided through developed courses of study for State diploma June 30, 1978 credit.

(vi) Specific objective. Provide technical assistance to research and development projects in teaching strategies, testing, reading achievement, etc. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Serve on department management Quality test instrument for use in team for degree of reading power measuring comprehension test. 2. Work with research and development Determination of appropriate uses, on validation and experimental use validity and areas of reading of test development notebook. abilities tested--June 30, 1978

(vii) Specific objective. Provide technical assistance to developers of instructional activities and strategies in CAP project (Comprehension through active process). Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Work with selected site committees Publication of revised and refined in evaluating and refining activities for expanded experimental experimental materials for expanded use--September 1, 1977 tryout in 1977-78. 2. Observe activities in random Evaluation of effectiveness of sampling of 30 new sites testing strategies in materials--April 30, materials. 1978 3. Edit selected activities from 30 Publication of CAP materials for district tryout for publication and general distribution--October 30, general dissemination. 1978

(viii) Specific objective. Supervise regional technical assistance centers funded by right to read. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Review applications from Selection of contractors--August 30, 1977 prospective contractors. 2. Processing requests for Preparation of contract--September 30, contract. 1977 3. On-site visits to technical Verification of contractual services assistance centers. November 1, 1977--May 30, 1978 4. On-site visits to districts Evaluation of services by contractor receiving technical assistance --December 1, 1977--May 30, 1978 from centers.

(ix) Specific objective. Provide technical assistance in program evaluation and local staff development. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Respond to individual requests Identification of service needed Ongoing for service. 2. Schedule service as requested. Efficient use of professional time Ongoing 3. Make on-site visits for Reading improvement at local level Ongoing purposes cited above. 4. Provide feedback to districts Assistance in provision of reading as needed. improvement Ongoing

(x) Specific objective. Act as support team for review, assistance and monitoring of title IV-C reading projects (developer, validation, demonstration/replication). Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Review applications. Program application approval--February 1977 2. Consult with districts receiving Amended project applications--March 1977 preliminary approval on project modification. 3. Provide technical assistance at Effective project operation Ongoing project director's request. 4. Monitor projects. Quality contract Ongoing 5. Serve on validation teams. Selection of exemplary reading programs--June 1978

(xi) Specific objective. Provide technical assistance to secondary schools establishing remediation programs for students below basic competencies in reading, science and social studies. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Respond to requests from Analysis of need and services to be individual districts. rendered Ongoing 2. Disseminate information by phone Increased knowledge at local level or mail. 3. Conduct local conferences and Increased knowledge of new programs workshops. 4. Assess existing programs. Improvement in program 5. Work with consultants in Additional materials for inservice developing additional materials reading resource kit on reading in for secondary schools. content area--January 1978

(xii) Specific objective. To provide department services to local districts in the critical priority areas. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Consultative Local districts will be able to improve their programs in and foreign languages, mathematics, science and social studies supervisory by June 1978 Forty reregistration visits will be made to visits. schools upon request of the Bureau of Secondary School Supervision by June 1978 Staff of the Bureaus of Mathematics, Science and Social Studies will make 50 visits to schools with title IV-C funding by June 1978 The Bureau of Mathematics will make 50 title I visits by June 1978 2. Inservice Seventy-five metric education workshops will be scheduled for and interested teachers by June 1978 Forty career education preservice workshops will be scheduled for interested teachers by June sessions in 1978 critical areas. One hundred workshops/informational sessions will be provided at local, regional or State conferences by June 1978 3. Gathering Three newsletters will be issued by the Bureau of Social and Studies Education and four newsletters will be issued by the dissemination Bureau of Foreign Languages Education by June 1978 of information. Enrollment data, career packets, metric packets and information on instructional matters will be produced by the Bureaus of Foreign Languages Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education and Social Studies Education

(xiii) Specific objective. To provide examinations and tests used by school districts for evaluation purposes. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Prepare Thirty-seven Regents' examinations will be prepared by the regents' Bureaus of Foreign Languages Education, Mathematics examinations. Education, Science Education and Social Studies Education by June 1978 Examinations in general biology, general chemistry, general physics and a statewide achievement examination in social studies will be prepared by June 1978 Thirty-seven Regents' examinations, three general examinations and one achievement examination will be reviewed for accuracy of rating by June 1978 2. Prepare Six basic competency tests in mathematics, science and social basic studies will be prepared by June 1978 competency tests.

(xiv) Specific objective. To participate in the development of curriculum materials in foreign languages, mathematics, science and social studies. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Prepare The Bureau of Foreign Language Education will complete a and assist revision of the modern foreign language curriculum K-12 by in June 1978 preparation of curriculum materials. The Bureau of Mathematics Education will revise the K-6 mathematics program and will review and revise Course II and Course III of the integrated mathematics program by June 1978 The Bureau of Science Education will revise the elementary science program by June 1978 The Bureau of Social Studies Education will produce materials on civics, citizenship and law related education by June 1978

(2) Community School District No. 14--New York City
(i) Specific objective. By June 1978 the 1977-78 mean grade equivalents in reading of the students in grades 2-8 in the eight BSTF schools will increase significantly compared to the mean grade equivalents of the previous school year (1976-77) as measured by the New York City standardized reading achievement tests. The statistical test will be a double mean test. The level of significance will be.05. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Conduct 35 inservice training workshops in reading and A significant early childhood education for teachers, administrators, growth in the and parents. mean grade equivalents in reading in grades 2-8 2. Present 300 demonstration lessons and follow-up teacher and/or administrator conferences. 3. Observe and evaluate instruction in 300 classrooms. 4. Conduct an ongoing needs assessment in reading in each school. 5. Establish, monitor and advise a reading committee in each school. 6. Establish and monitor an articulated and comprehensive reading program in each school. 7. Write and submit to the assistant coordinator of OUSS a biweekly progress report.

(ii) Specific objective. By June 1978 the 1977-78 mean grade equivalents in mathematics of the students in grades 3 and 5 in the six BSTF elementary schools will increase significantly compared to the mean grade equivalents of the previous year (1976-77) as measured by a district-selected standardized mathematics achievement test in grade 3 and the New York City standardized mathematics achievement test in grade 5. The statistical test will be a double mean test. The level of significance will be.05. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Conduct 35 inservice training workshops in mathematics A significant for teachers, administrators, and parents. growth in the mean grade equivalents in mathematics in grades 3 and 5 2. Present 300 demonstration lessons and follow-up teacher and/or administrator conferences. 3. Observe and evaluate instruction in 800 classrooms. 4. Conduct an ongoing needs assessment in mathematics in each school. 5. Establish and monitor an articulated and comprehensive math program in each school. 6. Write and submit to the assistant coordinator of OUSS a biweekly progress report.

(iii) Specific objective. By June 1978 a high level of health services for students will have been maintained as measured by a questionnaire constructed by the BSTF coordinator and administered to teachers, administrators, and district office personnel. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Test 8500 pupils for height and weight. An increase in learning in the basic skills because children are healthy 2. Test 4000 pupils for hearing. 3. Conduct 750 phone interviews and conferences with parents. 4. Review at least three times per year the health records of each pupil. 5. Distribute 2000 parental consent dental notes. 6. Collect 2000 parental consent dental notes. 7. Service 1400 pupils in the medical rooms. 8. Inspect 7100 pupils for lice. 9. Test 8100 pupils for far vision. 10. Test 8100 pupils for near vision. 11. Test 8100 pupils for fusion. 12. Refer 1600 pupils for DPT immunization. 13. Refer 1500 pupils for Polio immunization. 14. Refer 1200 pupils for Rubella immunization. 15. Refer 1300 pupils for Measles immunization. 16. Transport and have serviced 1600 pupils at the medicaid dental centers. 17. Transport and have serviced 400 pupils at the district dental centers. 18. Write and submit to the assistant coordinator of OUSS a biweekly progress report.

(iv) Specific objective. By June 1978 the teachers and administrators in district 14 who have received some form of technical assistance in reading, mathematics, health services, etc. by means of the basic skills task force will manifest a high degree of satisfaction with and appreciation for that assistance as measured by a questionnaire constructed by the BSTF coordinator. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Demonstration lessons and follow-up teacher Educators in the eight conferences. schools and district office will evince positive attitudes, feelings, and perceptions regarding the BSTF assistance and support 2. Small group teacher/administrator conferences. 3. Observation and evaluation of instruction. 4. Assessment and advice regarding the most efficient/effective utilization of existing instructional materials and equipment. 5. Presentations at faculty meetings and principal conferences.

(v) Specific objective. By June 1978 the 1976 ranking in reading of community school district 14 of 20th of 32 school districts will rise to the 18th ranking as measured by the New York City standardized reading achievement tests. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Demonstration lessons in reading and follow-up teacher The reading scores conferences. of students in district 14 will show positive change which in turn will cause the district's ranking in reading to rise. 2. Small group teacher/administrator conferences. 3. Observation and evaluation of instruction in reading. 4. Establishing and advising reading committees in each school. 5. Establishing in each school an articulated comprehensive reading program. 6. Assessment and advice regarding the most efficient/effective utilization of existing instructional materials and equipment used in teaching reading. 7. Presentations regarding reading at faculty meetings and principal conferences. 8. Workshops in reading for teachers and administrators.

(3) Improving employer-employee relations in public schools.
(i) Specific objective. An improved labor relations climate within the public schools of the State. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Review and comment on school Improved contract format and improved district employer and employee clarity of contract language Due Date: contracts as requested. June 30, 1978 2. Serve as a consultant in Improved trust and understanding among personnel and labor relations on the school family which will translate an ongoing basis as needed. into a better climate in which to teach children Due Date: June 30, 1978 3. Advise school district personnel Assurance that these school officials administrators and chief school responsible for administration of law officers on changes in law and regulations are conversant with decisions and practices. legal requirements Due Date: June 30, 1978 4. Serve as a liaison within the Improved cooperation in solving various department in school labor problems related to labor relations Due relations with the governing State Date: June 30, 1978 agency (PERB), the various public employee unions and the employer organization.

(ii) Specific objective. The effective administration of tenured teacher proceedings filed with the Commissioner of Education. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Administer and maintain Completion of cases filed in compliance with files and records with statutory provisions and the Regulations of regard to each tenured the Commissioner of Education Due Date: June employee proceeding filed 30, 1978 with the commissioner. 2. Select and approve and Completion of cases filed in compliance with appoint panel members, statutory provisions and the Regulations of hearing officers and court the Commissioner of Education Due Date: June reporters. 30, 1978 3. Administer and process the Completion of cases filed in compliance with payment of documents for the statutory provisions and the Regulations of persons serving on panels the Commissioner of Education Due Date: June and as court reporters. 30, 1978 4. Provide records and Completion of cases filed in compliance with findings to both the statutory provisions and the Regulations of employer and the employees. the Commissioner of Education Due Date: June 30, 1978

(iii) Specific objective. Compliance with section 237 of the New York State Education Law. Work tasks Anticipated accomplishments or products--due date 1. Mail and monitor the filing of financial Compliance with requirements of statements of teachers' organizations as the law Due Date: June 30, required by section 237 of the Education 1978 Law. 2. File and maintain registration forms of Compliance with requirements of teachers' organizations as set forth in the law Due Date: June 30, section 237 of the Education Law. 1978

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