50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap (3rd ed.)

Carolyn J. Downey ,

 
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50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

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"Each of the 50 strategies explains what the strategy is, why it is important, and how it can be implemented. This book will be a tremendous resource for educators."
—Cole Pugh, Superintendent
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, TX

"The strategies are a well-designed balance of central office support and site-based implementation that guides leaders through curriculum alignment, mastery learning, and resource allocation in this age of NCLB accountability."
—Joe Bazenas, Principal
Booker Middle School, Sarasota, FL

Clear, updated guidelines for increasing academic performance and providing educational equity for all students!

Confronting gaps in school achievement requires a systematic examination of the entire school system and a comprehensive problem-solving approach. Written for school leaders, this completely revised and expanded edition outlines 50 detailed, researched-based strategies for developing high-performing schools.

Emphasizing the provision of equal educational opportunities for all learners, this book is organized around six critical standards:

Teach a well-crafted, focused, valid, and clear curriculumAlign assessments, programs, and instructional resources with curriculum Promote student equality and equity Focus on mastery learning and effective teaching strategies Provide resources for establishing curriculum expectations, monitoring, and accountability Institute effective district and school planning, staff development, and resource allocation to create a quality learning environment

With field-tested best practices and an expanded bibliography and research base, this hands-on guide provides school leaders with strategies that give all learners the opportunity to succeed.

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