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This handbook presents various approaches to a strategic planning model, using the Matrix as a planning tool. The Matrix is an instrument for focusing, summarizing, and addressing achievement issues. Part 1, "Windows on Planning," discusses planning and minority students, avoiding pitfalls, distinguishing planning processes, planning for the possible, planning and stakeholders, and master planning. It includes the strategic planning process (pre-planning, organizing responsibilities for planning, and confirming the planning timeline) and constructing the plan (establish the guidance system, compose strategic policies, perform critical analysis, revisit mission and planning policies, compose planning assumptions, formulate long range goals, formulate objectives, formulate strategies, and formulate action plans). Part 2, "Unpacking the Matrix: The Planning Agenda," describes the Matrix framework. Part 3, "The Matrix and Planning," presents Matrix planning activities (identifying actors, agents, and roles; the Matrix and critical analysis; the Matrix and developing strategies; and unpacking the Matrix). Two appendices include a letter and form for stakeholder input and side by side analysis. (SM)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Children, Strategic Planning

Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0100; Web site: http://www.msde.state.md.us.

Author: Dezmon, Barbara

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5893&id=ED477374

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