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Review of the Implementation and Impact of Blueprint 2000 Administered by the Department of Education , Report No. 95-53, April 1996
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  • In 1991, the Florida Legislature created Florida's system for school improvement and accountability, referred to as "Blueprint 2000." A cornerstone provision of Blueprint 2000 is to return responsibility to those closest to the students, that is, the schools, teachers, and parents. This report reviews the improvement initiatives schools are implementing, the impact of Blueprint 2000 on stakeholders and local decision-making, and school advisory council membership.
  • Virtually all school improvement plans reviewed include goals and initiatives to improve student performance. While most stakeholders report they are beginning to see improvements, particularly in student performance, they need assistance in evaluating initiatives and determining the effect of factors such as student mobility. Stakeholders believe that Blueprint 2000 has increased the involvement of parents and others in the school improvement process but has not significantly affected either the allocation of resources or school-based decision making. School advisory council (SAC) membership problems have not improved since 1993-94. Almost half of the SACs still do not include all required stakeholder groups, with school employees still dominating about two-thirds of SACs. The membership of about one-third of SACs is not reflective of the ethnic and racial diversity of their schools.
  • Report No. 97-70 Follow-up Report on the Review of the Implementation and Impact of Blueprint 2000 Administered by the Department of Education, published in April 1998.
  • Report No. 95-54 Supplementary Report on the Implementation and Impact of Blueprint 2000 in Five School Districts and Nineteen Schools Evaluated, published in April 1996.
  • Report No. 94-09 Blueprint 2000 Detailed Background Report on Five School Districts and Twenty- two Schools Evaluated, published in October 1994;
  • Report No. 94-08 A Review of the Implementation of Blueprint 2000: A Mid-Year Review, 1993-94, published in October 1994.
  • Report No. 12246 Technical Report of the Implementation of a System of School Improvement and Accountability (BLUEPRINT 2000) by Five Selected School Districts, published in February 1994.

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