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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Lesson Observation

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > See How It Works

This form is used in formal lesson observations of teachers. Observers rate the teacher on various methods of instruction, including learning objectives, checking for understanding, skill and...

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Teacher Interview Questions and Scoring

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School administrators use these questions to interview prospective language arts teachers. The questions are designed to gauge the teacher's knowledge and commitment to standards-based instruction...

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Mid-Year Staff Survey

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Elementary school administrators gather teacher feedback and opinions through this mid-year survey, which asks about school climate, professional development, and curriculum, instruction, and...

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Staff Commit Two Program

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A principal uses this form to ask staff to commit to the school through participation in two core school activities: (1) one of the school's core planning or decision-making teams, and (2) a...

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Elementary Staffing Plan

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The principal of a newly restructured elementary school uses this staffing plan when hiring and placing teachers. The document includes the current staffing plan and priorities for staffing and...

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Suggestions for the Conduct of Personnel Committee Meetings

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These guidelines for personnel committee meetings are designed to ensure consistent hiring procedures focused on filling available positions with personnel who understand and believe in the...

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New School Intensive Scope and Sequence

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New York City provides principals of new schools with training to understand the step-by-step opening process, beginning with communicating the new school's vision to staff and the community and...

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School Implementation Plan

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This principal-developed implementation plan is used to determine the transitional structures needed to build a strong school focused on teaching and learning. The plan includes activities such as...

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Grade-Level Scheduling

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Grade-level teachers at Edgemont Elementary School follow the same daily schedule to ensure adherence to required instructional minutes and to allow for collaborative planning. This document...

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Planning Together to Support Student Growth

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Fourth-grade teachers discuss student supports in their weekly grade-level team meeting, focusing on selected students. The teachers examine data to determine individual interventions and to guide...

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Staff Meeting Agendas

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School staff use this sample agenda for bi-monthly staff meetings. The agenda provides a guide for principals to organize staff meetings and to provide time for teacher teams to work together...

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Description of Turnaround With New Leadership

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This document describes the school turnaround process for Dodge Renaissance Academy. The principals removed obstacles to success and made dramatic improvements such as developing a disciplined...

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