ERIC Number: ED486626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-2
Reference Count: 74
Final Report: High-Needs Schools-What Does It Take To Beat The Odds?
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
This study focuses on elementary schools, where it is critical that students develop foundational knowledge and skills in preparation for later advanced coursework. For the study, McREL selected a sample of high-needs elementary (PreK/K?6) schools, defined as moderate- to high-poverty, with 50 percent or more of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (FRL). High- and low-performing were defined according to school performance on state assessments in both reading and mathematics over a three-year period (2000, 2001, and 2002). Schools performing above and below levels predicted by their demographic characteristics (e.g., percentage students eligible for FRL) were categorized as HP and LP, respectively.
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, High Achievement, Low Achievement, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Educational Environment, Instructional Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, 2550 South Parker Road, Suite 500, Aurora, CO 80014. Tel: 303-337-0990; Fax: 303-337-3005.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.
IES Cited: ED558161; ED554442