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ERIC Number: ED537976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-25
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive School Reform and Achievement: A Meta-Analysis. Educator's Summary
Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (NJ3)
Which comprehensive school reform programs have been proven to help elementary and secondary students achieve? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on comprehensive school reform (CSR) models in elementary and secondary schools. 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) Measurable 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. [For full report, see EJ782603: "Comprehensive School Reform and Achievement: A Meta-Analysis."]
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 Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE)