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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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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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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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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Recommendations of the Turnaround Practice Guide

School Turnaround > Overview & Tools

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...

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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 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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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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State Support for Turnaround Schools - Part 1

School Turnaround > Instruction > See How It Works

The Ohio Transformation Specialist and the principal of Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School discuss how they work together. They talk about the activities they conduct during each of the...

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School Example

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Lifelong Learning for Capacity Building

School Turnaround > Instruction > See How It Works

The superintendent of Hollandale School District talks about building a cadre of qualified teachers. The School Improvement Grant enabled the district to offer tuition incentives to attract...

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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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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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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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