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ERIC Number: ED537969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-25
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
CSRQ Center Report on Elementary 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 elementary school achievement? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on comprehensive school reform (CSR) models in elementary schools, grades K-6. 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.
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: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE)
IES Cited: ED501241