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ERIC Number: EJ965553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1082-4669
Scaling School Turnaround
Herman, Rebecca
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v17 n1-2 p25-33 2012
This article explores the research on turning around low performing schools to summarize what we know, what we don't know, and what this means for scaling school turnaround efforts. "School turnaround" is defined here as quick, dramatic gains in academic achievement for persistently low performing schools. The article first considers the case set out in a recent paper and then expands the discussion to explore the scalability of strategies for turning schools around. Following this paper, it appears that chartering alone is not enough to effect turnaround. Other existing turnaround options have not clearly led to successful turnaround at scale, but research does suggest turnaround practices and approaches to scaling. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top