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ERIC Number: EJ913784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Leaving Nothing to Chance
Chenoweth, Karin
Educational Leadership, v68 n3 p16-21 Nov 2010
In her six-year study of high-performing high-poverty and high-minority schools across the United States, the author tries to clarify the reasons that these schools have succeeded in closing achievement gaps, in hopes that other schools will follow suit. The principals of these schools suggest five crucial elements that drive their success: (1) focusing on the major issues of improving instruction rather than getting mired in the day-to-day issues; (2) ensuring that everyone is continually monitoring their own results against their goals so they can improve; (3) being relentlessly respectful of both students and teachers; (4) using student achievement data to drive decision making; and (5) doing whatever it takes to make sure students learn. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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