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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Professional Community Time

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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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Creating an Actionable Plan

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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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Building Trustful Relationships: The Home-School Connection

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The principal of Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School and the Ohio Transformation Specialist discuss the importance of engaging the community in the school turnaround process. They talk about...

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Distributed Leadership

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In this video, the Building Leadership Team Facilitator at Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School and the district Federal Programs Coordinator discuss the role of the building leadership team. This...

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State Support for Turnaround Schools - Part 2

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This video shows the Ohio Transformation Specialist and the principal of Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School working together during a typical visit. They conduct classroom rounds, discuss data, and...

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Transforming Elementary Math Instruction

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Two math teachers at Sanders Elementary School discuss changes to their math instruction by relying more heavily on technology. They use interactive white boards and hands on, inquiry-based...

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A Team-Based Approach for Instructional Decision Making

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The principal at Sanders Elementary School discusses the School Transformation Team and its role in making decisions about new programs, use of student data, and student services. The team includes...

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Walkthrough Support

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Two teachers describe the classroom walkthroughs that occur regularly at their school. The principal comes in, unannounced, to observe classrooms and provide feedback and support to teachers. He...

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Supporting School Turnaround

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In this audio interview, representatives from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Northern Center of Excellence describe their relationships with Minnesota schools and the support...

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Engaging Every Staff Member

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This interview features the principal of an elementary school who is committed to making sure every staff member is engaged in the school improvement process. The staff at Laura MacArthur,...

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A State and District Partnership That Facilitates School Improvement

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Representatives from both the Florida Department of Education and the Hilllsborough County School District describe how they work together to support Middleton High School in Tampa, FL. They note...

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School Example

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Tearing Away the Layers of Despair: Changing a School Culture

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The principal at Middleton High School describes how the school modified its culture of failure. He describes how he engaged school staff and community leaders in promoting a school culture where...

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