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ERIC Number: ED465002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Add It Up: Using Research To Improve Education for Low-Income and Minority Students.
Lewis, Anne
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)
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:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Written in collaboration with Sandra Paik. Foreword by Judith Johnson. Also funded by Humanities Council of Washington, DC and the Akonadi Foundation.