ERIC Number: ED474629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action.
Marzano, Robert J.
Schools can have a tremendous impact on student achievement if they follow the direction provided by research. The book attempts to synthesize the research over the last 35 years that has provided clear and unprecedented insight into the nature of schooling. (It contains 601 references.) The book is organized into four sections. The first three are general factors that influence student achievement: (1) school-level factors, which include a safe and orderly environment, a guaranteed and viable curriculum, and parent and community involvement; (2) teacher-level factors, which include effective instructional strategies and classroom management techniques; and (3) student-level factors, which include the influence of the home environment and students' motivation to learn and succeed. The final section of the book addresses how a school might use the information in the first three sections to implement substantive change. Each of the book's 18 chapters contains numerous figures and tables, specific recommendations, and action steps for implementing change strategies culled from the research. Included are an appendix, which is a self-administering survey of effectiveness factors, and technical notes, which explain some of the more technical aspects of the research findings. (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Based Management, School Security, Student Motivation, Teacher Influence
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
IES Cited: ED556130