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.

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Daily Student Report

This is a daily behavioral report for students at Hardy Elementary School. Teachers send this report home to highlight exemplary behavior or note areas of concern such as disrespect. Parents are...

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Professional Development Concept Attainment Presentation

An instructional leader provided this presentation focused on a new instructional norm for the school — concept attainment. Topics covered in this presentation include: Conceptual Clarity, Multiple...

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04/15/2014
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Mission Statement, Five Pillars, and Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

This document presents Waterford High School's mission statement, the Five Pillars, and Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs). The five pillars: Pursuing Excellence, Personalization, Purpose...

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04/15/2014
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RSDSS 6 Instructional Time Survey: Aggregated Survey Results

This report summarizes all findings and recommendations from the Regional System of District and School Supports (RSDSS) Instructional Time Survey. It gives schools school-level statistical...

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04/15/2014
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Curriculum Alignment Maps

This map aligns the standards to themes teachers in pre-K and fifth grade need to cover in the Hamilton County Public Schools. The document outlines milestones and essential questions in learning...

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Fifth-Grade Reading Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides an example of a weekly fifth-grade reading lesson. Teachers use this format to plan all their lessons. The lesson plan includes standards addressed, objectives,...

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04/15/2014
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Learning Together to Build a Committed Staff (Part 1)

District leaders can use the materials in this tool for an in-service for school leaders on the importance of and steps for building a staff committed to the turnaround. Related Media and...

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04/15/2014
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Learning Together to Build a Committed Staff (Part 2)

The materials in this tool can be used by district leaders for an in-service for school leaders on the importance of and steps for building a staff committed to the turnaround. In Part 2,...

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04/15/2014
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Knowledge and Skills Inventory

Use this assessment form to evaluate the school's staffing strengths and needs, in order to reassign, hire, or otherwise change staff assignments to better turn around the school. Principals need...

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Grade Level Norms

This document outlines the norms that guide teacher behavior and collaboration at grade-level team meetings. Related Files: Edgemont Elementary School Description  

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04/15/2014
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Key Ideas of Professional Learning Communities

This presentation describes three foundational ideas of professional learning communities—focus on learning, a collaborative culture, and focus on results—and the essential skills needed to...

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Staff Norms

This list outlines norms for staff interactions and communications. Related Files: Hardy Elementary School Description 

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