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Darden, Edwin C. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Argues that the biggest obstacle to urban education reform is the unwillingness of educators to discuss the impact of increased racial and ethnic segregation on student achievement. Poverty is discussed, but not race. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Joiner, Lottie L. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Department of Defense schools, equivalent to the 23rd largest school district in the country, serve military families on bases here and abroad. Despite the fact that only 40 percent of the students finish the academic year in the same school where they started, 80 percent of the graduates go on to college and minority students perform better that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Dependents Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Frost, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses four initiatives proposed by the Alliance for Excellent Education ( to improve student success in high school. Involves adolescent literacy, teacher and principal quality, college preparation, and smaller learning communities. Argues for more federal investment in secondary schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Effectiveness, College Preparation, Federal Aid
Neill, Monty – American School Board Journal, 2003
This article argues that standardized tests mandated by No Child Left Behind Act will not produce improved learning opportunities and outcomes. It offers three recommendations for changing educational practices and the law: Districts and states must emphasize assessment for learning; districts should implement new forms of accountability; people…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Assessment
McKenzie, Anne S. – American School Board Journal, 2003
To increase student achievement, a Massachusetts school district used Appreciative Inquiry, a strengths-based approach to problem solving for strategic planning. The process asks: What does this organization do well, and what is our vision for the future. Cites activities that helped schools reach goals set in the process. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Models
Popham, W. James – American School Board Journal, 2003
Claims that standards-based tests neither measure skills and knowledge accurately nor help educators do a better instructional job. The article offers suggestions in four areas to make the tests contribute to improved instruction: measurement of content standards; descriptions of standards; standard-by-standard reporting; and locally administered…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Cognitive Tests, Educational Testing
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Performance assessment, unlike a multiple-choice or true-false test, requires students to perform a task or generate a response. This article promotes performance assessment as a way to measure student learning. It contains research findings, principles of performance assessment, seven steps toward performance assessment, and seven references.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Constructed Response, Educational Improvement
McGraw, Harold, III – American School Board Journal, 2003
For organizations to succeed and endure, trust, collaboration, and performance cultures must coexist. A culture of trust starts with a school board that is independent and fully accountable and that holds all only its employees accountable. In a culture of collaboration, the board becomes a partner in setting goals but allows the experts to do…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Effectiveness, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role
Duresky, Neil – American School Board Journal, 2003
The La Crosse (Wisconsin) School Board turned to the comprehensive school board development program offered by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) for help in governance policy. The board adopted John Carver's Policy Governance model consisting of ends policies, executive limitations, board and superintendent relationship, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role
Hurwitz, Nina; Hurwitz, Sol – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes challenges facing College Board's efforts to expand Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses to provide equal access to previously underserved low-performing urban and rural school students while maintaining the program's high academic standards. Includes list of strategies school boards can use to achieve greater access to A.P. courses while…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement Programs, Board of Education Role, Curriculum Problems
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Reviews reports on the role of the school nurse in supporting student academic success. Includes efforts to alleviate shortages of school nurses, the multifaceted role of the school nurse, and the results of Missouri's statewide plan to improve nurse-provided student health services. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Health, Comprehensive School Health Education, Educational Research
Perkins, Brian K.; Sullivan-DeCarlo, Catherine; Linehan, Edward – American School Board Journal, 2003
New Haven's interdistrict magnet program draws from both city and suburban populations. Examples of three schools show how the program is promoting student achievement and diversity. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
Schnitzer, Denise K. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia, is a large comprehensive high school restructured into four smaller academies that allow students a more personal learning environment. Positive growth is shown in test scores, dropout rates, and the narrowing achievement gap between minority and majority students. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Improvement, High Schools
Levine, Elliott – American School Board Journal, 2003
New technology promises to ease the work load to meet the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and set the stage for easier and more comprehensive data analysis and subsequent changes to instruction. A sidebar lists data resources. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compliance (Legal), Data Analysis, Database Management Systems
Imber, Michael – American School Board Journal, 2003
To improve students' standardized test performance, schools must organize their priorities to reinforce the message that student learning comes first--everything else is secondary. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compliance (Legal), Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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