ERIC Number: ED462560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Outstanding Practices, 1998: Raising Student Achievement by Focusing on the 10 Key Practices. High Schools That Work.
This publication contains descriptions of "outstanding practices" in high schools that had the most success in improving student performance by doing the best job of implementing one particular High Schools That Work key practice. The 33 efforts are organized according to which of these 10 key practices they reflect: high expectations (4); vocational studies (6); academic studies (4); program of study (2); work-based learning (3); teachers working together (4); students actively engaged (4); guidance (1); extra help (3); and keeping score (2). Contact information is listed for each practice. Representative specific program topics are the following: (1) business and industry recognize students' high achievement; (2) school raises expectations to improve student achievement; (3) students excel in award-winning communication program; (4) 3-year program at an inner-city high school produces certified computer-systems engineers; (5) experiences in high tech manufacturing inspire geometry students to work harder; (6) writing across the curriculum as a strategy to improve student performance; (7) Oklahoma City students excel with help of six career clusters; (8) career clusters part of effort to boost graduation requirements; (9) teachers learn employers' expectations through workplace internships; (10) teachers make real-world assignments based on workplace experiences; (11) "home sweet home": an integrated community-service project; (12) rigorous senior projects bring real-world topics into focus; (13) student-produced magazine a good project for other schools; (14) project-based learning as a "way of life" at South Carolina high school; (15) PRIDE Days introduces students to education and career opportunities; (16) extra-help system makes higher standards accessible; (17) ninth-grade program helps students catch up to peers; (18) data point way to school improvement, recognition; and (19) findings by technical assistance team lead to successful school improvement. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Community Support, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Instructional Leadership, Integrated Curriculum, Occupational Clusters, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Guidance, Service Learning, Staff Development, Student Participation, Student Projects, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Expectations of Students, Vocational Education, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.