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The Essential Facts

Abstract: The Essential Facts System™ is one of many quality tools being implemented in the Greenville School System. In this article, read how the system has been instrumental in Lynnette Bumgarner’s first-grade class in helping her students retain and build on the knowledge they gain throughout the school year. The system consists of various “facts” based on the state’s curriculum standards in each subject—science, math, language arts and social studies. The facts are worded in fill-in-the-blank format, and represent the units within the standard curriculum for a grade level. The system was the topic of a session at ASQ's 2011 National Quality in Education Conference, presented by Brenda Byrd, principal of Bethel Elementary School in Greenville, and Tami Miller, leadership development coordinator for the Greenville Chamber, which has worked with area schools to implement quality initiatives for 10 years and continues to support sustainability.

Keywords: Continuous Improvement - Primary and Secondary Education Brief

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