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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Leadership Performance Standards Matrix

School Turnaround > Leadership > See How It Works

This matrix is used to assess the readiness of aspiring principals. Candidates are ranked as meeting, progressing toward, or not meeting standards across a range of 12 dimensions, from personal...

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Moving Turnaround Efforts Forward

School Turnaround > Leadership > See How It Works

Two new elementary school principals discuss continuing and improving upon programs already in place in their schools. They describe their decision-making processes about curriculum, communication,...

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Building a Protocol for a Job Candidate Interview

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > Overview & Tools

Principals can use this tool to reflect on current practice for interviewing new staff and consider ways to improve interview protocols in turnaround schools to ensure that staff with the right...

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Curriculum Mapping Tool

School Turnaround > Instruction > Overview & Tools

Schools can use this curriculum mapping tool to align the curriculum with standards and assessments; it provides one approach that schools can use.

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Planning Classroom Observation

School Turnaround > Instruction > Overview & Tools

Use this worksheet for planning classroom observations; it focuses on helping principals learn strategies for conducting useful observations to help teachers improve their instruction, rather than...

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Learning Together: Using Data to Improve Instruction

School Turnaround > Instruction > Overview & Tools

This assessment can be used for in-service about using student data to improve instruction and learning. Teachers learn how to collect, analyze, and use student data on a regular basis. Related...

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Learning Together to Build a Committed Staff (Part 1)

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > Overview & Tools

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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Learning Together to Build a Committed Staff (Part 2)

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > Overview & Tools

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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Knowledge and Skills Inventory

School Turnaround > Committed Staff > Overview & Tools

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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Tracking the Implementation of Quick Wins

School Turnaround > Quick Wins > Overview & Tools

This matrix can be used to track the progress of the implementation of quick wins and to reflect on the lessons learned from these quick wins.

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Planning for the Implementation of Quick Wins

School Turnaround > Quick Wins > Overview & Tools

Use this decision-making worksheet to document ideas for areas of immediate change, possible solutions, and anticipated results. Related and Media and Files: Observing the School:...

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Observing the School: Identifying Potential Quick Wins

School Turnaround > Quick Wins > Overview & Tools

This two-part evaluation form provides examples of areas and behaviors to observe in order to note where a quick win activity could be implemented and where an improvement would make a positive...

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