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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Education Sciences, 2018
In this article, we address the common criticisms of the Visible Learning research and offer a long-term view of the potential presented with this body of knowledge. We contextualize our view with some experiences in a high school that is focused on improving student learning.
Descriptors: High School Students, Evidence Based Practice, Instruction, Teaching Methods
Smith, Dominique; Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – Educational Leadership, 2018
Educators often encourage students to take risks and work hard to achieve well in school--an approach called "academic press." An assumption behind this approach is that students trust educators enough to take risks and embrace academic challenge; but when a safe, trustworthy environment isn't in place, students won't take risks and may…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Instructional Leadership, Trust (Psychology), Risk
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Smith, Dominique – Educational Leadership, 2016
Suspension and expulsion rates have doubled in the past four decades. As a result, more students than ever--particularly black, Latino, American Indian, and those with disabilities--are being excluded from classroom instruction. These discipline practices rarely allow students to repair the harm they've done as a result of their transgressions or…
Descriptors: Suspension, Expulsion, Minority Group Students, Disabilities
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
The following comment was inspired by an English teacher at Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego, California: "There's still a question on the table. How can we get our students to read more and better? They read what they have to, and they're doing OK, but how do we ensure that they are ready for what comes after high…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Goal Orientation, Reading Skills, Reading Habits
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Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
We explore the use of iPads in a diverse urban high school and the ways in which teachers and students were supported to integrate these tools into their instruction. We provided 4 English teachers with 20 iPads with little or no professional development about how to integrate them into their instruction. Using a formative experiment design, we…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Urban Schools, High School Students, Formative Evaluation
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2014
Close reading is an instructional practice that has gained attention of late. It involves reading a complex text, annotation, and repeatedly reading to answer text-dependent questions. Although there are a number of recommendations for the use of close reading, there has not been a systematic analysis of student or teacher perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reader Text Relationship, Questioning Techniques
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Frey, Nancy; Douglas, Fisher – Educational Leadership, 2013
The Common State Standards require that students master increasingly complex informational text. But how can we enable students to meet this challenging goal? "We don't simply expect our students to hurtle themselves headlong into a piece of complex informational text alone," write Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher. Instead, teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
This case study chronicles the efforts of a small high school over a 2-year period as it designed and implemented a response to intervention (RTI) program for students at the school. Their efforts were largely successful, with improved achievement, attendance, and grade point averages and a decrease in special education referrals. Major themes…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, High Schools, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – Planning and Changing, 2013
This study focuses on district leadership designed to improve student achievement. We employed a formative experiment design methodology, a type of design study, to investigate the leadership efforts to improve student and teacher learning. The findings suggest that leadership through professional development and an instructional framework led to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Improvement, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
A great deal of attention is being paid to the lack of reading and academic success for adolescent males. In this article, we discuss three structures in a school where boys read (and perform) as well as girls. When instruction is guided by inquiry, when teachers model their thinking while reading, and when book choices are honored, all students…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Males, Reading Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
School improvement efforts often focus on students who perform below grade level. These improvement efforts typically focus on improving instruction, often through a framework and professional development. The question remains, how do students who are gifted and talented respond to this type of instruction? We observed 48 students in their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Small Group Instruction
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Lapp, Diane – Solution Tree, 2011
Empower students to take ownership of their reading and learning with "Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives." In this comprehensive guide, the authors explore the relationship between text, learner, and learning through discussion and rhetorical writing at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Prompt students to become the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies, Reading Strategies
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Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2011
This article focuses on structures that should be in place to engage students in academic discussions. The authors focus on establishing purpose, using language frames, and productive group work. The authors provide multiple examples of students engaged in structured conversations that ensure they practice both content and language.
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Lapp, Diane – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2011
In this case study, we focus on 2 variables often neglected in conversations about closing the achievement gap. Most recommendations for closing the achievement gap center on extending learning time, including afterschool programs, extended year programs, and supplemental instruction. Our school focused on attendance and student engagement in our…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Parent Participation
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Pumpian, Ian – Educational Leadership, 2011
Teachers and administrators at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, California, wanted to create a grading system that reflected understanding while still encouraging students to practice. They developed course competencies, or performance assessments, that teachers use to measure what students know and can do with the concepts…
Descriptors: Homework, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations
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