Doubling Student Performance: . . . And Finding the Resources to Do It

Doubling Student Performance: . . . And Finding the Resources to Do It

by Allan R. Odden
     
 

ISBN-10: 141296962X

ISBN-13: 9781412969628

Pub. Date: 01/12/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Research-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools!

This valuable text combines the latest research with a national study of diverse schools that dramatically increased student achievement by implementing key strategies and reallocating resources.  See more details below

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Research-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools!

This valuable text combines the latest research with a national study of diverse schools that dramatically increased student achievement by implementing key strategies and reallocating resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412969628
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/12/2009
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1. Places That Have Doubled Student Performance
Rural Districts and Schools that have Doubled Perfo
Rosalia, Washington
Abbotsford, Wisconsin
Doubling Student Performance at the Advanced Level: Monroe, Wisconsin
Monroe school district improvement process
Other Rural Examples
Medium Sized Districts
The Madison, Wisconsin Story
Kennewick, Washington
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Columbus School in Appleton, Wisconsin
Doubling Performance in High Minority, High Poverty Schools
2. The Stimulus for Change and the Educational Change Process
Pressure from Multiple Sources to Improve Student Achievement
Pressure from State-Standards Based Reform
Pressure from District Administrators
Pressure from Within the School
Pressure from the Federal Government
The Large-Scale Organizational Change Process
Laying the Foundation for Change
Creating a New Educational Strategy
Implementation, Monitoring and Continuous Improvement
3. Ten Steps to Double Student Performance
Step 1: Understanding the Performance Problem and Challenge
Step 2: Set Ambitious Goals
Step 3: Change the Curriculum Program and Create a New Instructional Vision
Step 4: Formative Assessments and Data-Based Decision-Making
Step 5: Ongoing, Intensive Professional Development
Step 6: Using Time Efficiently and Effectively
Step 7: Extending Learning Time for Struggling Students
Step 8: Collaborative, Professional Culture
Step 9: Widespread and Distributed Instructional Leadership
Step 10: Professional and Best Practices
Summary and Conclusions
4. Reducing Class Size
Resources at School Sites
Reallocating Resources to Reduce Elementary Class Size
School-Wide Strategies to Reduce Class Sizes
A District wide Strategy to Reduce Class Size in Early Elementary Grades
Summary
5. Finding Resources for Professional Development
Resources Needed for an Effective Professional Development Program
A Professional Development Fiscal and Program Audit
Doubling Performance Districts
Using Extant Professional Development Days Effectively
Planning and Professional Development Time
Summary
6. Funding Extra-Help Strategies
Individual and Small-Group Tutoring for Struggling Students
Extended Time for Struggling Students to Learn the Core Curriculum
Summer School Program Focused on Core Instruction
7. Linking Resources Needed to Double Performance
Finance Adequacy
Approaches to School Finance Adequacy
Evidence-Based Approach to School Finance Adequacy
References
Index

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