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Zacamy, Jenna; Newman, Denis; Lazarev, Valeriy; Lin, Li – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
This paper reports findings from a multi-year study of the scale-up of Reading Apprenticeship (RA), an approach to improve academic literacy by helping teachers provide the support students need to be successful readers in the content areas. WestEd's Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI), began developing the program in 1995 and has since reached…
Descriptors: Scaling, Reading Programs, Apprenticeships, Educational Innovation
Iatarola, Patrice; Gao, Niu – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
In 2009, Florida adopted the Differentiated Accountability (DA) plan, making it among the first to specifically incorporate into its existing school grading scheme college readiness targets. In this paper we use a rich panel of data on high school students in Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) Public Schools to present early evidence of the impact of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Accountability, Public Schools, Evidence
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
Shiffman, Catherine Dunn – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
This paper proposes a framework for analyzing program design features that seem to matter in implementation. The framework is based on findings from a study conducted by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) between 2004 and 2007 that explored how reform ideas and practices created by five external provider organizations were…
Descriptors: Program Design, Program Implementation, Educational Change, High Schools
Barron, Kenneth E.; Hulleman, Chris S.; Inouye, R. Bryce; Hartka, Thomas A. – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
In our session, we showcase work from a researcher-practitioner partnership between James Madison University, the University of Virginia, and Harrisonburg City Public Schools that is focused on developing a continuous improvement process to translate social-psychological interventions into teaching practices that enhance motivation and learning.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Universities, Public Schools
Pogrow, Stanley – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
There is little discussion in the Design-Based Research (DBR) literature on how to design an intervention that has the potential to be highly effective. The act of designing is usually viewed as engineering something from theory or research on best practices. This paper challenges that universal belief and presents successful design as an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Design, Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking
Chimbel, Bethanne; Smith, Orion – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
At Arlington Heights High School, a grassroots effort began in the 2010-2011 school year with the formation of a new committee of teacher leaders on campus, tasked with envisioning and creating campus change hand-in-hand with administration. This committee's membership has continued to evolve over the last five years, and we are now known as the…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality
Tiernan, Peter – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
With the study that has gone into personalizing education by the "National Center for Scaling Up Effective Schools" in recent years, there now must be the consideration as to how personalizing the actual curriculum should occur. In the current testing environment created by the implementation of Common Core, this will be a challenging…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Common Core State Standards, College School Cooperation, High Schools
Cannata, Marisa; Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Sorum, Michael – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
The past several decades have seen a substantial amount of time, resources, and expertise focused on producing sustainable improvement in schools at scale. Research on these efforts have highlighted how complex this challenge is, as it needs to attend to building teacher support and participation, aligning with the organizational context, and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Communities of Practice, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Farrell, Caitlin C. – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
Policy makers, funders, and researchers today view "research-practice partnerships" (RPPs) as a promising approach for expanding the role of research in improving educational practice. Although studies in other fields provide evidence of the potential for RPPs, studies in education are few. This article provides a review of available…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, Teachers
Fatout, Brad – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
During the 2013-14 school year, I became involved in the National Center for Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) project, a partnership of the Broward County Public School District with Vanderbilt University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Florida State University, and Education Development Center. The purpose of NCSU is to help…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Educational Innovation, Social Development, Emotional Development
Mihalik, Michael – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
For the past two and one-half years I have been a practitioner participant in the National Center on Scaling Up Effective School's (NCSU's) work with Fort Worth Independent School District. I have a unique vantage point, being one of the few members remaining who has been involved since the very beginning. In addition, my work with NCSU has…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Educational Innovation, Program Implementation
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2014
The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) spent the 2011-12 school year conducting intensive case studies of four Forth Worth, Texas high schools to understand what differentiates higher and lower performing schools. It was found that high schools can address gaps in student achievement by developing policies and practices that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Effective Schools Research, Academic Achievement, Best Practices
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2014
The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) spent the 2011-12 school year conducting intensive case studies of four Fort Worth, Texas, high schools to understand what differentiates higher-performing from lower-performing schools. It was found that high schools can address gaps in student achievement, especially with traditionally…
Descriptors: High School Students, Case Studies, Effective Schools Research, Theory of Mind
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2014
High school dropout, enrollment, and graduation rates are important indicators of students' college and career readiness, which in turn significantly impact both individual income levels and the overall knowledge-driven economy. Despite the long-term benefits of a high school education, much of the current literature on raising school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Quality, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
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