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ERIC Number: EJ771285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Closing the Achievement Gap: The Experience of a Middle School
LaRocque, Michelle
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v80 n4 p157-161 Mar-Apr 2007
The accountability imperative requires schools to evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs. Florida answered the accountability imperative by instituting statewide objective assessments and assigning grades to schools. The latter move led to several initiatives concerning the practices that improve schools in Florida. This article describes how leadership, community involvement, data-driven decision making, and the celebration of diversity reversed a negative trend in the academic achievement of students in one middle school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida