Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1990

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Larry Wald

Second Committee Member

David N. Shorr

Third Committee Member

Ernest Chan-Nui


The essential elements of an outcomes-based educational program (OBE) are described. These four critical questions regarding school improvement, posed by the leader in OBE, Johnson City Central School District, Johnson City, NY, frame the discussion: What do we believe? What do we know? What do we want? What do we do? Theoretical discussion and results of studies of OBE are presented. A plan for introducing OBE into a school district is included.