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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Walk-In Observation Form

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Department chairs and coaches use this observation form as part of informal and ongoing coaching and professional development practices. The purpose of this form is to check on alignment of...

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New Teacher Orientation Manual

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This New Teacher Orientation Manual familiarizes staff with a culture that focuses on continuous conversations and collaboration to improve instruction. It presents the mission, vision, five...

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Daily Student Report

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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

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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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Mission Statement, Five Pillars, and Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

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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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RSDSS 6 Instructional Time Survey: Aggregated Survey Results

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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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Curriculum Alignment Maps

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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

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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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Grade Level Norms

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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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Key Ideas of Professional Learning Communities

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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

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

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Postcard: We are #1!

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A picture postcard depicts Waterford High School's status as the highest API score of 760 in a five-county region (Calaveras, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne) for the 2006-07 school...

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