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Published by National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Graduate School of Education, University of California at Berkeley, U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Educational Resources Information Center in Berkeley, CA, [Washington, DC] .
Written in English


  • Educational change.,
  • Vocational education.

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StatementPhillip Kaufman, Denise Bradby, Peter Teitelbaum.
ContributionsBradby, Denise., Teitelbaum, Peter., Educational Resources Information Center (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL18337687M

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  Our efforts began in with High Schools That Work, a set of transformational practices that spread to thousands of schools. Now known as Making Schools Work, our school improvement process for grades K is grounded in research showing that increased achievement starts with motivating students to succeed. Whole School Reform Guide. The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA)’s evidence-based whole school reform model supports the reform of high schools into personalized, vibrant high performing educational organizations that develop the capacity to graduate all students prepared for success in post-secondary education and careers. The largest study of whole school reform models is currently being conducted by RAND (Berends et al, ). In Rand began an evaluation of the scale-up of approved designs. There are now some 3, schools that have adopted approved whole school reform models. The File Size: 55KB. Books shelved as school-reform: The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch.

How effective is whole-school high school reform, such as the Schools-Within-Schools (SWS) model? What benefits does it have for students and in which areas does it fall short? This book seeks to answer these questions through the compelling stories of five public high schools that have embraced the SWS s: 3. Get this from a library! High schools that work and whole school reform: raising academic achievement of vocational completers through the reform of school practice. [Phillip Kaufman; Denise Bradby; Peter Teitelbaum; Educational Resources Information Center (U.S.)] -- To raise vocational completers' academic achievement through school reform, the High Schools That Work (HSTW) . This guidebook provides evaluation assistance to district and school staff. It was published in response to the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) Program, passed by Congress in to provide incentives and support for low-performing, high-poverty schools. CSRD is an attempt to ensure that schools conduct evaluation of whole-school reform efforts in a way that provides valid.   The book underscores the significant contributions made by NAS to comprehensive school reform but also highlights the challenges of trying to reform schools through whole-school designs. Divided into sections on each research phase, the book concludes with an afterword by NAS updating its own strategy for the future.

To raise vocational completers' academic achievement through school reform, the High Schools That Work (HSTW) network of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) promotes 10 key practices for raising academic achievement. The impact of these key practices was examined in a study of how schools adopted them in the following six clusters: curriculum standards; instructional goals. over School Reform, a chronicle of the successive waves of reform that swept over our public education system in the past century. Her book begins with the observation that “For most of the twentieth century, Americans have argued about their public schools.”2 Those arguments have followed us .   Congress gave a major impetus to such "whole school" reforms in , when it authorized nearly $ million in federal grants for low-performing schools to adopt "research-based, schoolwide" efforts. Success For All Comer School Development Program Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) High Schools That Work district-wide reform New York City Charlotte, NC San Diego, CA.