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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.

Funding Extra-Help Strategies
Funding extra-help strategies

When schools and districts undertake an instructional-improvement process, one of the areas that inevitably demands attention is strategies for students struggling to meet the standards. Although the last few decades have seen an increase in the funding for students who need extra help, many of the strategies used to serve these students have not been effective. For at least the past twenty years, studies of the effectiveness of bilingual education—programs supported under the Federal Title I and similar state, compensatory education programs, as well as programs for students with disabilities—have found that educational effects have been meager (e.g., Borman & D'Agostino, 1996; Odden, 1991; Reynolds & Wolfe, 1999; Slavin et al., 1989; Vinovskis, 1999). The schools studied had become increasingly ...

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