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ERIC Number: ED494068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
More Than Maintenance: Sustaining Improvement Efforts over the Long Run. Policy Brief
Jerald, Craig
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
This is the last in a series of four policy briefs to be published by The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement in 2005. The briefs are intended to provide fresh insights and useful advice to policymakers and school assistance providers. The first part of this policy brief breaks down the process of sustaining improvement and examines each of its key elements. The second part offers several important strategies for protecting and abetting that process over the long term. The stakes are huge. Too many school improvement efforts wither and die after a year or two of hard work, often just following the first flush of success. At the same time, research shows that sustaining reforms beyond a few years can create big payoffs for students. One large-scale study of student achievement in schools implementing comprehensive school reform (CSR) models found that "after the fifth year of implementation, CSR effects began to increase substantially." (Contains 32 endnotes.) [This document was produced by The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, administered by Learning Point Associates in partnership with the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) and WestEd, under contract with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.]
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement. 1100 17th Street NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20035. Tel: 877-277-2744; Web site: http://www.centerforcsri.org
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED565615