Written for school leaders, this completely revised edition outlines detailed, research-based strategies for developing high-performing schools and fostering educational equity for all students.

Six Standards for High-Performing Schools

Six standards for high-performing schools

Creating and Implementing Constancy of Purpose

Perhaps the best overall guide for discussing the six standards for high-performing schools is W. Edward Deming's (1986) concept of constancy of purpose. These three words embody the essence of how to create a high-performing school.

Implicit in Deming's (1986) idea is that a successful organization requires a purpose, that is, a clear sense of direction, a unified and strategic focus. In schools, this purpose must relate to goals and objectives regarding student learning. Such objectives must be valid, clear, and compelling. They must embody significant national and international standards. They must be understood by everyone involved in teaching children and by those monitoring the delivery of the instructional program. In curriculum ...

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