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Bottoms, Gene; Timberlake, Allison – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
In 2009, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Committee to Improve High School Graduation Rates and Achievement, led by then-Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia, released a report of 10 key recommendations for ensuring more students graduate from high school, and they graduate ready for college and careers. Among these 10 recommendations was…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Graduation Rate, National Competency Tests, Middle Schools
Bottoms, Gene; Han, Lingling; Murray, Renee – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
Using the "HSTW" ["High Schools That Work"] Assessment Reading Test results, SREB [Southern Regional Education Board] has identified a set of literacy-based experiences that may contribute to higher reading achievement. This report explains the different school and classroom practices experienced by students reading above and below the Proficient…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Improvement Programs, Reading Improvement
Bottoms, Gene; Presson, Alice; Han, Lingling – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
This report reviews 75 high schools in the "High Schools that Work" (HSTW) network that made statistically significant gains in at least two of three areas reading, mathematics and science--between 2002 and 2004 on the "HSTW" Assessments. In these schools, all groups of students improved achievement--regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Counselors, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains