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ERIC Number: ED537968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-25
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
CSRQ Center Report on Middle and High School Comprehensive School Reform Models: Educator's Summary
Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (NJ3)
Which comprehensive school reform programs have evidence of positive effects on middle and high school achievement? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on comprehensive school reform (CSR) models in grades 6-12. Comprehensive school reform models are programs used schoolwide to improve student achievement. They typically include the following elements: (1) Innovative approaches to instruction and curriculum used in many subjects throughout the school; (2) Extensive, ongoing professional development, and coaches or facilitators in the building to help manage the reform process; (3) Measureable goals and benchmarks for student achievement; and (4) Emphasis on parent and community involvement. CSR models are developed and supported by national organizations, mostly nonprofits, that provide professional development, materials, and support to networks of schools. Overall, 197 studies on 18 national programs were reviewed. Of these, 15 studies were rated "conclusive," and 12 were rated "suggestive."
Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education. Johns Hopkins University, 200 West Towsontown Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21204. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE)
IES Cited: ED501241