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ERIC Number: EJ987798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
A Leader's Journey: The Challenges of Implementing Standards-Based Student Grouping
Vogel, Linda R.
NASSP Bulletin, v96 n4 p323-349 Dec 2012
This qualitative study examined the actions of district and school leaders in changing from a traditional age-based grade-level structure to a standards-based student grouping model in a Western school district. Based on interview, observation, and artifact data collected over 5 years, the findings identify specific leadership actions that advanced fundamental cultural, structural, and procedural changes in schools and classrooms across the district regarding student achievement of the state's learning standards, as well as the challenges encountered in the change process. Because of the variance in size, diversity, and socioeconomic status of the three communities that comprised the school district, the findings address community and district contextual factors that promoted or impeded the change process. (Contains 2 notes, 1 table, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001