* 1. What is your name? What dept/program are you in?

* 2. Why are you interested in taking this course?

* 3. What do you hope to get out of this course?

* 4. Do you have any specific questions about school improvement/change that you would like to see addressed in this course?

* 5. Briefly describe any organizational improvement efforts you've been involved in that you might focus on for your reform critique:

* 6. Related courses taken:

* 7. Please list any books or articles on the syllabus that you’ve already read:

* 8. Please indicate your level of familiarity with the following items: 1 (never heard of it); 2 (heard of it); 3 (somewhat familiar with it); 4 (know it well)

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No Child Left Behind
Goals 2000
A Nation At Risk
Race to the Top
Value Added Assessment
Common Core Learning Standards
Theories of Action
PARCC (Partnership For Assessment Of Readiness For College And Careers)
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Success for All
Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound
Core Knowledge
New Visions
Uncommon Schools
Success Academy
Central Park East Secondary School
The Big Picture Company
Harlem Children’s Zone
New Schools Venture Fund
The Gates Foundation
The Broad Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation
The Ford Foundation
School of One
Teach for America
Citizen Schools

* 9. Please indicate your level of familiarity with the following people’s work (1= never heard of them, 2=heard of them, 3= somewhat familiar with their work, 4=know their work well)

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James Comer
Ted Sizer
Howard Gardner
Geoffrey Canada
Linda Darling-Hammond
Wendy Kopp
Michael Fullan
Peter Senge
Clayton Christensen
Diane Ravitch
E.D. Hirsch
Checker Finn
Joel Klein