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Master one of today's most successful school reform and school improvement strategies!

The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centered, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of educators and students in schools and school districts across the country.

The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook is a comprehensive guide to applying the WFSG process. Edited by Dale Lick and Carlene Murphy, this practical manual provides concrete strategies for implementing and sustaining a school improvement process in any environment. Offering extensive experience, each contributor explores a different aspect of Whole-Faculty Study Groups and supplies lessons learned and many first-hand examples of successful school reform and student performance enhancement. Written to complement existing resources or serve as a stand-alone guide, this book will

Demonstrate how concepts can be applied in a variety of school improvement efforts; Present relevant strategies and activities; Illustrate how to use suggestions in real-world situations; Highlight critical concepts through extensive case examples; Provide helpful tips and lessons learned; Explain how findings can be applied to professional learning communities

Offering numerous illustrations of the WFSG System in action and a comprehensive collection of tools for initiating and sustaining successful improvement programs, this fieldbook is an essential resource for K-12 administrators, staff developers, and teachers involved with any type of school transformation effort.

Using Data to Improve Achievement in Mathematics
Using data to improve achievement in mathematics

One of the key areas in discussions of school improvement is the use of student data. As an integral part of these discussions, this chapter focuses on the important uses of student data, through the implementation of Whole-Faculty Study Groups, to improve student achievement in mathematics.

Lincs Schools

In Louisiana, schools can apply for a grant for school improvement through a state initiative called the Learning-Intensive Networking Communities for Success—LINCS. LINCS is a multidimensional professional development partnership in association with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE), the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP), and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

The LINCS process is a whole-school reform initiative that focuses on site-based professional development and ...

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