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ERIC Number: ED504587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Students to Meet High Standards Calls for Innovative Strategies and Extra Help
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Higher standards, motivation and extra help go hand-in-hand in preparing students for success in the middle grades, high school, further education and careers. This newsletter highlights best practices in more than 20 middle grades and high schools that are meeting the challenge of raising expectations for all students, motivating them and providing them with the extra help they need for success. Articles presented in this issue include: (1) Ten Conditions for Getting Students to Work Harder; (2) How Great Teachers Get Extraordinary Effort from Ordinary Students; (3) Strengthening Career/Technical Studies to Stop School's Downward Spiral; (4) Minority School Adds Program to Improve Reading; (5) Teams Compete in "Great Race" to Solve Mathematics Problems; (6) Career Center Upgrades Academics, Provides Extra Help to Raise Scores; (7) Using Mathematics and English to Out-Think and Out-Play Others; (8) Biology Students Are "Reloaded" for Mastery Learning; (9) Teachers Collaborate to Help Students Meet Standards; (10) Technology School Uses Curriculum Tracker to Measure Progress; (11) Career-Based Intervention Boosts Freshman Success; (12) Technology Center Uses Extra Help to Raise Achievement; (13) Students Thrive in Alternative School With High Standards; (14) Making Standards Work in a Large School District; (15) Improved Behavior Contributes to Higher Scores; (16) Using the Power of I in High School Courses; (17) Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Standards and Skills in Core Academic Classes; (18) School Builds Self-Directed Study into Daily Schedule; (19) Using Creative Learning Structures to Promote Success; and (20) School Schedules Time for Students to Improve. [This newsletter of "best practices" in implementing the "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW"), "Making Middle Grades Work" ("MMGW") and "Technology Centers That Work" ("TCTW") school improvement models is based on presentations at the 22nd Annual "HSTW" Staff Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in July 2008.]
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee