ERIC Number: ED464164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report of the Evaluation of New York Networks for School Renewal: An Annenberg Foundation Challenge for New York City, 1996-2001.
New York Univ., NY. Inst. for Education and Social Policy.
This report summarizes experiences of the New York Networks for School Renewal (NYNSR), which developed school networks for mutual support and accountability and promoted small size, autonomy, personalization, and professional teaching communities. Researchers compared NYNSR outcomes to comparable outcomes for the New York City (NYC) school system overall, outcomes of a group of NYC comparison public schools, outcomes of a group of NYC public schools selected randomly, and progress NYNSR schools made on particular outcome variables. Administrators and teachers completed surveys, interviews, and observations regarding extent of network development and fidelity to NYNSR core principles. Researchers interviewed NYC public school administrators and policymakers. NYNSR schools achieved strong academic performance for a student population very similar to the NYC system overall. NYNSR schools' standardized test scores often exceeded the citywide average. NYNSR schools achieved favorable graduation and dropout rates, were more cost effective than comparison schools, and were highly student-centered. Most NYNSR schools had collaborative instructional leadership and professional development to support teachers and provided innovative, collaborative, and respectful learning environments. They also developed innovative responses to the system's persistent challenges by providing effective instructional practices, engaging curriculum, and consistent student and teacher support. (Contains 17 figures and 15 tables.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Graduation, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, School Size, Scores, Standardized Tests, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Urban Schools
Institute for Education and Social Policy, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, 726 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003. Tel: 212-998-5880; Fax: 212-995-4564; Web site: http://www.nyu.edu/iesp.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Inst. for Education and Social Policy.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)