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ERIC Number: ED494085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Subgroup Performance and School Reform: The Importance of a Comprehensive Approach. Newsletter
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
This month's newsletter highlights recent research that suggests a different approach to school reform. It looks at three studies in which schools that succeed--and all of them serve high percentages of at-risk students--take a more comprehensive approach to improvement. Each of the schools identified in this report approached reform comprehensively rather than taking a one-issue-at-a-time approach. They chose to address multiple factors, such as school culture, academic rigor, academic support, teacher preparedness, and time on- learning. The results show that a higher percentage of students in these schools achieved proficiency than students in comparison schools. There is no magic formula for improving schools. Improvement requires a critical self-evaluation of current practices, in each area and in all areas. It requires an understanding that all the parts need to work, and they all need to work together,and it requires a tireless commitment to the success of all students. [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:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A