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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.

Places That Have Doubled Student Performance
Places that have doubled student performance

This chapter provides background information on the places we have observed making quantum increases in student achievement and using resources effectively and efficiently to fund instructional improvement. As noted in the preface, we use the phrase “double performance” as a shorthand way to describe large improvements in student academic achievement. In many cases, the example districts and schools profiled actually doubled student performance as measured by scores on state tests. Further, most of the examples are of doubling performance from the midrange of performance—from 40 percent of students scoring at or above a proficiency level—to a much higher level—80 percent or more of students scoring at or above a proficiency level. So the change ...

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