ERIC Number: ED465002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Add It Up: Using Research To Improve Education for Low-Income and Minority Students.
This guide explains how low-performing schools can become high-achieving ones, using information from studies of Title I schools. It presents practical ideas from these schools and communities as well as the research base behind their success. The nine chapters are (1) "Five Steps to a Good Start" (e.g., help parents understand how children's social and learning abilities develop); (2) "Four Steps for Setting the Course" (e.g., set academic success of all students as the school's mission); (3) "Five Ways To Serve Families and Thus Help Students Succeed" (e.g., use nontraditional forms of communication to reach out to parents); (4) "Five Ways To Assure Quality Teaching" (e.g., hold teachers responsible for student achievement); (5) "Four Essentials for Setting and Supporting High Standards" (e.g., create small learning environments); (6) "Six Ways to Tell If Your School Is Serious about Teaching Reading and Math" (e.g., emphasizing pre-reading skills in preschool and kindergarten); (7) "Five Steps to Using Assessment as an Effective Tool for Accountability" (e.g., use assessments to monitor the quality of instruction); (8) "Seven Steps To Assure Equity and Inclusion" (e.g., oppose both retention and social promotion); and (9) "Four Ways To Make Reforms Stick" (e.g., publicize progress). Tools, resources, and a glossary are appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Class Size, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Grade Repetition, Language Minorities, Literacy Education, Low Achievement, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Skills, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Teaching Skills, Thinking Skills
Poverty & Race Research Action Council, 3000 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20008 ($5). Tel: 202-387-9887; Fax: 202-387-0764; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Fannie Mae Foundation, Washington, DC.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Caroline and Sigmund Schott Foundation, Cambridge, MA.
Authoring Institution: Poverty and Race Research Action Council, Washington, DC.
Note: Written in collaboration with Sandra Paik. Foreword by Judith Johnson. Also funded by Humanities Council of Washington, DC and the Akonadi Foundation.