The school turnaround process focuses on rapid and dramatic improvements that result in substantial gains in student achievement in no more than three years. There are four key practices that can help under-performing schools make the drastic shift from low-performing to "turnaround" school: develop improved leadership that signals the need for change, focus on instruction quality throughout the process, earn quick wins by making small but visible improvements, and build a committed staff engaged in the process.

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools.

  • Items 109 - 114 of 114

Sort by:

School Turnaround Planning Template #2

Offering district-level personnel key actions to facilitate their work in turning around low-performing schools. Key actions are presented for district leadership, research-based instructional...

Planning Template
Document
04/10/2014
740 views

School Turnaround Planning Template #1

Offering school- and district-level personnel key actions to facilitate school turnaround efforts. Key actions are presented for leadership, instructional feedback, and organizational practices,...

Planning Template
Document
04/10/2014
722 views
People, Time, Money, and Programming

People, Time, Money, and Programming

Dr. Calkins discusses strategies to facilitate school turnaround. He emphasizes the need to establish a readiness to learn in turnaround schools through effectively managing the schools' use of...

Expert Interview
Video
04/10/2014
344 views
Recommendations of the Turnaround Practice Guide

Recommendations of the Turnaround Practice Guide

Dr. Rebecca Herman, the chair of the expert panel that produced the Practice Guide, provides an overview of the school turnaround topic and discusses the four recommendations that are described in...

Expert Interview
Video
04/10/2014
323 views
Visual Diagram: School Turnaround

Visual Diagram: School Turnaround

School turnaround efforts aim to improve student outcomes in chronically low-performing schools by changing how schools and classrooms operate. This diagram shows an approach that integrates four...

Visual Diagram
Document
04/10/2014
798 views
Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools

Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools

Use this multimedia overview to learn how the practices for school turnaround fit together into a research-based and practical solution for quickly turning around chronically low-performing...

Overview
Video
04/10/2014
351 views
  • Items 109 - 114 of 114