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ERIC Number: ED566389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
The Lay of the Land: State Practices and Needs for Supporting School Turnaround
Scott, Caitlin; Lasley, Nora
Education Northwest
The goal of the Center on School Turnaround (CST) is to provide technical assistance on research-based practices and emerging promising practices that will increase the capacity of states to support their districts in turning around the lowest-performing schools. When the CST opened its doors in October 2012, it began its work by asking the question: In what areas of school turnaround do states need assistance? To help CST answer this question, Education Northwest, the CST's external evaluator, administered an online survey to state education agencies (SEAs) in January and February 2013 as part of ongoing formative evaluation of the CST. The survey questions asked about state practices for school turnaround, as well as about state needs for assistance. Survey respondents included SEA staff members with responsibilities for school turnaround efforts. Ultimately, the survey included at least one respondent from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa Department of Education, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; 100 percent of states are represented in the results of this report. This report provides initial frequencies for survey items related to three issues: (1) levels of implementation of various aspects of school turnaround principles; (2) types of state support currently provided; and (3) areas of state need for assistance with turnaround efforts.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Northwest; Center on School Turnaround at WestEd
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa; District of Columbia; United States; Virgin Islands
IES Cited: ED565803