ERIC Number: ED463578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Things That Matter Most in Improving Student Learning: Implications for State Policy and Educational Leadership. High Schools That Work.
Through its High Schools That Work initiative, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has worked with states and schools to improve students' academic and technical achievement. Through this initiative, the SREB has defined what really matters in helping students achieve. This report addresses eight "things that matter most" in raising student achievement and recommends state policies and leadership initiatives for putting these things into practice. These "things that matter most" include: (1) students taking "the right academic courses"; (2) schools offering quality career/technical courses; (3) more students meeting curriculum and performance standards; (4) teachers engaging students in completing challenging assignments; (5) everyone supporting high expectations; (6) students getting extra help in meeting higher standards; (7) schools offering a supportive guidance system; and (8) teachers working together. This report offers practical suggestions for state policymakers and educational leaders who are in a position to put the "things that matter most" into practice for improving student performance. (RT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
For full text: http://www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/publications/pubs/mattermo st.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.