School Turnaround

Explore resources and key practices that can help under-performing schools make the shift from low-performing to "turnaround."

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

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

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People, Time, Money, and Programming

School Turnaround > Overview & Tools

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...

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Expert Interview

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Signaling Change

School Turnaround > Leadership > Learn What Works

Dr. Bryan Hassel describes the importance of strong leadership in turnaround schools and the role that school principals play in signaling the need and direction for change.

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Expert Interview

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Supporting and Developing Turnaround Leaders

School Turnaround > Leadership > Learn What Works

Dr. Hassel discusses the challenges encountered by new and continuing school principals and the role of district leadership in supporting principals of turnaround schools.

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Expert Interview

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How Principals Can Help

School Turnaround > Instruction > Learn What Works

Dr. Daniel Duke describes effective strategies from the school turnaround and business turnaround literature that principals and teacher teams can use to improve instruction.

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Expert Interview

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Visual Diagram: School Turnaround

School Turnaround > Overview & Tools

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...

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Visual Diagram

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The Turnaround Principal: Part 2

School Turnaround > Leadership > Overview & Tools

Michael Cormack discusses actions he has taken as a turnaround principal and the connection between these actions and the underlying competencies of Driving for Results and Influencing for Results....

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School Example

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The Turnaround Principal: Part 1

School Turnaround > Leadership > Overview & Tools

Michael Cormack discusses actions he has taken as a turnaround principal and the connection between these actions and the underlying competencies of Driving for Results and Influencing for Results....

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School Example

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Increasing Time on Task

School Turnaround > Quick Wins > See How It Works

Staff had several quick wins to reduce classroom interruptions and increase the percentage of class time dedicated to instruction and learning. The administration adjusted morning announcements and...

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School Example

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Reconstitution: Reinvigorating Teacher Practices

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > See How It Works

Teachers discuss the process of applying to be rehired after their school was reconstituted. They talk about how the experience changed their teaching practices and what strategies were implemented...

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School Example

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Strategic Math Support Classes

School Turnaround > Instruction > See How It Works

Waterford High School places support classes within the regular school day to help students who perform below the basic level in algebra. Watch this video to see how the math department teachers...

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School Example

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Professional Community Time

School Turnaround > Instruction > See How It Works

A high school principal celebrates his staff’s successes and leads them in a discussion of the school vision. Teachers then work collaboratively to develop activities to foster higher-order...

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School Example

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Creating an Actionable Plan

School Turnaround > Instruction > See How It Works

View a presentation about a high school implementation of a comprehensive literacy plan across all content areas. A literacy council was established to support the implementation of evidence-based...

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School Example

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