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Turnbull, Brenda J.; Arcaira, Erikson R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
There is some evidence to indicate that chronically low-performing schools, whether improving student performance or not, often report pursuing substantially similar policies, programs, and practices. However, while chronically low-performing schools may pursue similar school improvement strategies, there is some evidence that the level and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, School Effectiveness
Hansen, Michael – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
Teachers are generally recognized as the schooling factor accounting for the highest proportion of student learning outcomes (Aaronson et al., 2007; Hanushek, 1986). This implies the quick and dramatic improvement in school performance observed in turnaround (TA) schools was associated with a major change in the performance of its teachers. This…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Human Capital, Standardized Tests, Longitudinal Studies
Herman, Rebecca; Huberman, Mette – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
The TALPS study aims to build on the existing research base to develop promising methodologies to identify chronically low-performing and turnaround schools, as well as to identify promising strategies for turning around chronically low-performing schools. By looking specifically at schools identified as turnaround, in comparison to nonturnaround…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Educational Practices, Instructional Leadership, Accountability
Hansen, Michael; Choi, Kilchan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
The criteria for determining the student outcomes that define a school as having "turned around" are not well defined, and the definition of turnaround performance varies across studies. Although current policy initiatives offer guidelines for identifying CLP schools, there is no standard definition or methodology in common usage. This…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, Middle Schools, Federal Programs
Gamse, Beth; Boulay, Beth; Rulf-Fountain, Alyssa; Unlu, Fatih – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
"The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (PL 107-110) established the Reading First Program (Title I, Part B, Subpart 1), a major federal initiative designed to help ensure that all children can read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. Reading First (RF) builds upon research indicating that effective reading instruction on…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Federal Programs, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness