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Reedy, Kristen; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie – WestEd, 2015
Implementation of multi-tier system of supports (MTSS) has grown rapidly in Kansas and is a key strategy for turning around low-performing schools in the state. MTSS is designed to improve outcomes for all students by instituting system-level change across the classroom, school, district, and state. Such systemic change is accomplished by…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Turnaround, Program Implementation, Fidelity
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
Day, Simon; Hackman, Sue – WestEd (NJ3), 2012
This case study explores the United Kingdom's (UK's) approach to improving low-performing schools and presents lessons learned that could be applied in other countries. The study: (1) Gives an overview of the overall structure of UK schools; (2) Provides a context for the country's school-improvement efforts; (3) Reviews the different types of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Change
Klinger, Don; Wade-Woolley, Lesly – WestEd (NJ3), 2012
This case study describes the school turnaround programs underway as of summer 2009 in Ontario, Canada. In particular, it focuses on the policies and efforts of the Ontario Ministry of Education (MOE) and an MOE department, the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat (LNS), to support low-performing schools across the province. The report begins with a…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Caldwell, Brian J. – WestEd (NJ3), 2012
Securing a higher level of performance in all schools in all settings has been a major priority of governments in Australia for nearly 40 years. With the first decade of the 21st century drawing to a close, a sense of urgency has grown. The Australian federal government is seeking an education revolution through an unprecedented partnership with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal State Relationship, Educational Change, School Turnaround
Ryan Jackson, Kathleen; Fixsen, Dean; Ward, Caryn – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) and the National Center for School Turnaround (2018) published the "Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: An Implementation Framework" as a companion to the Center for School Turnaround's (2017) recent publication of "The Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: A Systems…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Program Implementation, School Districts
Redding, Sam; McCauley, Carlas; Ryan Jackson, Kathleen; Dunn, Lenay – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
In recent years, rapid school improvement--known most commonly as school turnaround--has emerged as the chief focus of dramatic and systemic efforts aimed at giving students better schools. To assist states, districts, and schools in leading or managing these efforts, in 2017 the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd developed "Four Domains…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Turnaround, Talent Development, Instructional Effectiveness
McCauley, Carlas; Cashman, Joanne – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
As researchers, decision-makers, and practitioners focus on continuous improvement in education, local-level change is gaining importance. Yet, many local school improvement efforts fail to be fully implemented. Even those that are fully implemented often fail to sustain improvements because the schools are embedded in systems that face multiple…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Stakeholders, School Districts
Meyers, Coby V.; Redding, Sam; Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; McCauley, Carlas; Dunn, Lenay; Chapman, Katy; Ambroso, Eric; Chen-Gaddini, Min – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2017
The Center on School Turnaround at WestEd has developed a framework to assist states, districts, and schools in leading and managing rapid improvement efforts. The framework shares, in practical language, the critical practices of successful school turnaround in four domains, or areas of focus, that research and experience suggest are central to…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Models, Systems Approach
Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Meyers, Coby V. – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2017
Identifying and maintaining talent is important in any organization, but in a low-performing school, it is perhaps "the" most important component to achieving turnaround. Given the importance of teachers and leaders for students and schools, districts and states are wise to hone their efforts related to identifying, attracting,…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Identification, Personnel Selection, Principals
Junge, Melissa; Krvaric, Sheara – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2016
Much has been written on the subject of school turnaround, but relatively little about how to "pay for" turnaround-related work. Turning around low-performing schools not only requires changing instructional and related practices, but changing spending patterns as well. Too often education dollars are spent on the same costs from…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Federal Aid, State Agencies, Funding Formulas
Biscoe, Belinda; Wilson, Kirk – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
This paper connects the dots between arts integration, students' personal competencies, and school turnaround. Its thesis is that by intertwining art forms and methods with content in all subject areas, students learn more about art and the other subjects and build their personal competencies for learning. The paper includes the story of an…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, School Turnaround, Theses, Competency Based Education
Redding, Sam; Dunn, Lenay; McCauley, Carlas – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
The purpose of this guide is to provide states, districts, and schools with information and support to prepare applications for 2015-2016 School Improvement Grants (SIGs). The guide includes tools, checklists, and questions for SEAs and LEAs aligned with the revised SIG requirements, primarily focused on how to leverage the "planning…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Grants, Federal Aid, School Turnaround
Corbett, Julie – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
This brief is one in a series highlighting state policies, regulations, practices, laws, or other tools intended to create the necessary conditions for school and/or district turnaround. Each brief includes an overview of the relevant turnaround tool, its development process, its impact, and lessons learned that could assist other education…
Descriptors: State Policy, State Regulation, Educational Practices, School Turnaround
Corbett, Julie – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
This brief is one in a series highlighting state policies, regulations, practices, laws, or other tools intended to create the necessary conditions for school and/or district turnaround. Each brief includes an overview of the relevant turnaround tool, its development process, its impact, and lessons learned that could assist other education…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Mentors, Public Education
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