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ERIC Number: EJ831169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
Systematically Making Reading the Center of High School
Taylor, Rosemarye T.; Chanter, Carol
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v5 n3 p38-46 Fall 2008
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) has systematically made reading the center of instruction in the district's 10 high schools. Data-supported improvements have taken place in reading achievement in a short time through a two-pronged approach grounded in professional development. Through collaboration with the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), the district identified research-based interventions for those reading below grade level. Plans were made for the acquisition of the interventions, selection of teachers, professional development of the teachers, as well as monitoring and evaluation of the implementation. This was the first prong to intervene with high school reading. The second prong was district-wide, consistent professional development for high school teachers and administrators. This professional development was determined to be delivered by newly selected high school literacy coaches. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001