ERIC Number: ED596094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
A Decade of Progress: How SREB States Achieved Exceptional Gains
Gagne, Jeff; Lord, Joan M.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
This report describes how five states -- Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee and Texas -- made exceptional progress in student achievement during the first decade of the 21st century. State leaders in these states all realized early in the decade that they had a problem they wanted to address. They established a "plan" at the state level, based on the best "research" they could find. They knew they had to find a "balance" between state vision and local implementation if they were to achieve the results they wanted. They ensured that teachers and school leaders were "committed" to and trained for the strategies that would work. And they insisted on a "feedback" loop so they would know if the plan was working. Their results and stories are presented herein.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Geographic Regions, Educational Policy, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Educational History, Enrollment, Poverty, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Student Diversity, High School Graduates, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 4, Grade 8, Graduation Rate, Administrator Role, State Policy, Educational Research, Planning, Program Effectiveness
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.sreb.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Kentucky; Maryland; Tennessee; Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress