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ERIC Number: ED459530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88364-219-0
Reaching for Excellence: What Local School Districts Are Doing To Raise Student Achievement.
Speer, Tibbett L.
This report serves as a resource on student achievement initiatives and offers a perspective or framework through which to view them. It is divided into five sections. Section 1 briefly explores the history of the current student-achievement movement and the issues surrounding it. Section 2 highlights the findings of the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Student Achievement Survey. The survey was sent to a stratified random sample of 2,000 urban, suburban, and rural districts in 1997. The superintendent and the school board president each received a copy of the survey. A total of 955 superintendents (49 percent of those who received the survey) responded. Section 3 provides close-ups of eight districts and their student-achievement efforts. Section 4 summarizes many of the student-achievement profiles not included in the previous section. These descriptions provide the names of school districts, contact names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Section 5 lists resources school boards can use to build a knowledge base on student achievement. The report concludes with the NSBA's mission statement and a description of its vision. (Contains 16 figures.) (RT)
NSBA Distribution Center, P.O. Box 161, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 (Item Number 04-118-W, $20). Tel: 800-706-6722 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-604-0158; Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Contributing authors include Anne Wright, Adria L. Thomas, and Donna Harrington-Leuker.