ERIC Number: ED490967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Gaining Traction Gaining Ground: How Some High Schools Accelerate Learning for Struggling Students
In recent years, a consensus has emerged on the need to improve America's high schools, especially for students who struggle academically. At every level--from the federal government to the local school board--policymakers are proposing new initiatives to raise standards while helping more students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college, work, and life. In this study, the authors' focused their attention on the place where these good intentions and policy initiatives will either succeed or fail: at the school level. They did not study the highest-performing high schools, nor did they compare high-impact high schools to schools near the bottom in terms of student achievement. They purposely chose to compare schools that are much closer to average, in part so that this initial study would have the broadest applicability. The following are appended: (1) Framework Foundation; and (2) School Profiles.
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Profiles, Federal Government, Academic Achievement, Profiles, Skill Development, Academic Standards, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED506465; ED558161; ED554442