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.
Chapter 20: Raising Student Achievement in Reading and Mathematics
Raising Student Achievement in Reading and Mathematics
Raising student achievement in any subject, particularly reading and mathematics, is possible, probable, and even expected in America's schools today. Unfortunately, there is no “magic bullet” for educators to use to achieve this. Yet there are, indeed, strategies, policies, and procedures that can be implemented to make a difference with students and schools, to ultimately raise student learning levels and test scores. A cooperative effort, though, is required to actually make it happen. Cooperation between home and school must be noted, because it has been proven to have an effect on student achievement, but the cooperation I am emphasizing is that within the hierarchy of the education community. Teachers, school support personnel, ...