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Rutledge, Stacey A.; Cannata, Marisa – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
The authors report on a yearlong investigation into similar schools that performed well and less well in the same district. They found that the higher-performing schools engaged in an intentional set of systemic practices that encourage Personalization for Academic and Social Learning (PASL) in one district and integrated structures of academic…
Descriptors: Effective Schools Research, High Schools, Best Practices, Identification
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Dennen, Vanessa P.; Rutledge, Stacey A. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
For American teenagers, social media participation has become a routine feature of everyday life, with ready access to their online networks via smartphones, tablets, and computers. Despite questions and concerns about its effects, relatively few educational researchers have qualitatively explored how students use social media. Complexities such…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Research, High School Students, Adolescents
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Rutledge, Stacey A.; Brown, Stephanie; Petrova, Kitchka – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Scaling in educational settings has tended to focus on replication of external programs with less focus on the nature of adaptation. In this article, we explore the scaling of Personalization for Academic and Social-emotional Learning (PASL), a systemic high school reform effort that was intentionally identified, developed, and implemented with…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Innovation, Scaling, Educational Change
Rutledge, Stacey A.; Cannata, Marisa – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
What are the policies, programs and practices that make some high schools in the same state and district context more effective than others? Motivated to understand the differences between schools with similar size and demographics yet different attendance, graduation and levels of student academic growth, the National Center for Scaling Up…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, High School Students, Ownership
Rutledge, Stacey A.; Cannata, Marisa; Brown, Stephanie L.; Traeger, Daniel G. – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"Steps to Schoolwide Success" makes a powerful case for the implementation of a school reform that bridges academic and social-emotional learning systems in high schools. Based on a multi-year project in Broward County, Florida, the book describes how the biggest difference in academic success from school to school was not in…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Development, Emotional Development, High School Students
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Rutledge, Stacey A. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2010
This case study uses a theory of occupational ecology to understand why test-based accountability has been successful at redirecting principals' work toward high-stakes standards and assessments. The principals and English teachers at two Chicago high schools were interviewed annually over a four-year period. The study finds that test-based…
Descriptors: Job Analysis, English Teachers, Accountability, Principals
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Harris, Douglas N.; Ingle, William K.; Rutledge, Stacey A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Policymakers are revolutionizing teacher evaluation by attaching greater stakes to student test scores and observation-based teacher effectiveness measures, but relatively little is known about why they often differ so much. Quantitative analysis of thirty schools suggests that teacher value-added measures and informal principal evaluations are…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Accountability, Comparative Analysis
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Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Allen, Danielle; Socol, Allison Rose; Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Rutledge, Stacey A.; Xing, Qi W. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: This study examines the implementation of an academic and social-emotional learning innovation called Personalization for Academic and Social-Emotional Learning, or PASL. The innovation was designed, tested, and implemented using a continuous continuous-improvement model. The model emphasized a top-and-bottom process in which…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Innovation, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Cannata, Marisa; Rutledge, Stacey A.; Socol, Allison Rose – Teachers College Record, 2016
This chapter describes a model for continuous improvement that guides the work of the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, or NCSU. NCSU is a research and development center funded by the Institute for Education Sciences, the research arm of the United States Department of Education. At the core of the Center's work is an innovative…
Descriptors: High Schools, Total Quality Management, Educational Research, Educational Innovation
Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea, Ed.; Rutledge, Stacey A., Ed.; Jacobsen, Rebecca, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2013
"The Infrastructure of Accountability" brings together leading and emerging scholars who set forth an ambitious conceptual framework for understanding the full impact of large-scale, performance-based accountability systems on education. Over the past 20 years, schools and school systems have been utterly reshaped by the demands of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data, Information Utilization, Educational Change
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Rutledge, Stacey A.; Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara; Roberts, Ronnie L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
This article presents findings from a year-long multilevel comparative case study exploring the characteristics of effective urban high schools. We developed a comprehensive framework from the school effectiveness research that guided our data collection and analysis at the four high schools. Using value-added methodology, we identified two higher…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Urban Schools
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Ingle, William Kyle; Rutledge, Stacey A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2010
This case study examines issues related to teacher hiring and accountability policies, including the adequate yearly progress and highly qualified teacher provisions of the "No Child Left Behind" act. The focus of the case study is the nexus among findings from the teacher-quality research, realities of teacher labor markets, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, High Schools, Teacher Selection, Teacher Effectiveness
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Harris, Douglas N.; Rutledge, Stacey A. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: A half-century ago, scholars of teaching observed that there was a disconnect between theory and evidence. This problem remains. Although there is great deal of scholarly activity about teacher effectiveness and quality, discussion of theory is largely separate from empirical evidence. In addition, research on teaching is based…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Cognitive Ability, Models
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Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea; Rutledge, Stacey A. – Teachers College Record, 2007
Background/Context: School sanctioning policies that allow for external intervention into and closure of low-performing schools have become central components of the current educational accountability movement. Recent studies indicate that these policies compel principals and teachers to alter school and classroom practices in ways that target…
Descriptors: Research Design, High Schools, Courses, Sanctions
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Rutledge, Stacey A.; Harris, Douglas N.; Ingle, William K. – American Journal of Education, 2010
In this mixed-methods study, we examine the degree to which district- and building-level administrators accommodate teacher-quality and test-based accountability policies in their hiring practices. We find that administrators negotiated local hiring goals with characteristics emphasized by federal and state teacher-quality policies, such as…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Personnel Selection, Teaching Skills, Accountability
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