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ERIC Number: EJ812682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Designing Learning
Balasubramanian, Nathan; Frieler, Jana L.; Asp, Elliott
Principal Leadership, v9 n2 p34-39 Oct 2008
It is a challenge for schools with large populations of students from low-income, migrant, and international families to ensure that every student reaches proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. Traditionally, schools across the country have tended to cope with this challenge by offering a narrower curriculum and focusing only on improving students' "low-level literacy" skills--reading, writing and mathematics--because currently only those results get reported in federal school accountability reports. At Overland High School in suburban Denver, Colorado, the authors used an evidence-based instructional model to meet this challenge, and preliminary results from their systemic schoolwide curriculum reform are promising. This model incorporates higher-level thinking skills to better prepare students for long-term success. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado