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ERIC Number: EJ759497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-4
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Sleuths Seek Secrets of High-Flying Schools
Olson, Lynn
Education Week, v24 n34 p1, 24-25 May 2005
This article reports on the increasing attempts to identify what have been dubbed high-flying schools and figure out what makes them tick to bring all students to higher levels of achievement. A free Web site, launched by the New York City-based Standard & Poor's, began providing a tool that enables users to identify schools that do better than others with similar demographics. The investigations in Illinois, and in other states affiliated with the Austin, Texas-based National Center for Educational Accountability's (NCEA) best-practices studies, stand out on several fronts. Rather than drawing on the experiences of a handful of high performers, the NCEA and its state affiliates will conduct case studies in more than 400 schools in 17 states, supported in part by a $1.2 million grant from the Los Angeles-based Broad Foundation. The group also has devised a rigorous methodology for identifying such schools and a detailed protocol for studying them that helps unearth patterns of behavior. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Texas