School-Wide Reform

Effective school-wide reform efforts require a thoughtful, well-informed, sustained process that includes planning, implementation, and ongoing improvement. The articles below describe school features that support effective adolescent literacy instruction and provide examples of successful school-wide programs.

Quality Counts 2011: Uncertain Forecast--Education Adjusts to a New Economic Reality

December 22, 2010 10:56:35 AM

Editorial Projects in Education. (2011). Quality counts 2011: Uncertain forecast--Education adjusts to a new economic reality. Washington, DC: Author.

Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Why Some Schools Do Better

March 25, 2010 2:33:43 PM

Williams, T., Kirst, M., Haertel, E., et al. (2010). Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Why Some Schools Do Better. Mountain View, CA: EdSource.

High Schools as Launch Pads: How College-Going Culture Improves Graduation Rates in Low-Income Schools

December 18, 2009 3:01:59 PM

College Summit. (2008).High Schools as Launch Pads: How College-Going Culture Improves Graduation Rates in Low-Income Schools. Washington, DC: Author.

Relationships, Rigor and Readiness: Strategies for Improving High Schools

January 08, 2009 11:54:05 AM

Quint, J., Thompson, S.L. and Bald, M. (2008). Relationships, Rigor and Readiness: Strategies for Improving High Schools. New York, NY: MDRC.

One Dream, Two Realities: Perspectives of Parents on America's High Schools

December 15, 2008 4:25:21 PM

Civic Engagement. (2008). One Dream, Two Realities: Perspectives of Parents on America's High Schools. Washington, D.C.: Author.

Florida's Middle School Reading Coaches: What Do They Do? Are They Effective?

October 15, 2008 2:56:59 PM

Marsh, J.A., McCombs, J.S., Lockwood, J.R., et al. Florida's Middle School Reading Coaches (2008). Santa Monica, California: Rand Corporation.

Creating a Culture of Literacy: A Guide for Middle and High School Principals

August 06, 2008 1:33:57 PM

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

Career Academies: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment, and Transitions to Adulthood

July 30, 2008 4:00:54 PM

Kemple, J.J. and Willner, C.J. (2008). Career Academies: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment, and Transitions to Adulthood. New York: MDRC.

Still At Risk: What Students Don't Know, Even Now

April 15, 2008 9:12:47 AM

(2008) ©Common Core. All rights reserved.

Beating the Odds: How Thirteen NYC Schools Bring Low-Performing Ninth Graders to Timely Graduation and College Enrollment

February 15, 2008 12:08:10 PM

Ascher, Carol and Maguire, Cindy. (2007). Beating the Odds: How Thirteen NYC Schools Bring Low-Performing Ninth Graders to Timely Graduation and College Enrollment. Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University.

Making Progress Toward Graduation: Evidence from the Talent Development High School Model

December 18, 2007 12:26:45 PM

Kemple, J.J., Herlihy, C.M., and Smith, T.J. (2005). Making Progress Toward Graduation: Evidence from the Talent Development High School Model. New York: MDRC.

The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment Reading 2007

December 18, 2007 10:54:54 AM

Lutkus, A., Grigg, W., and Donahue, P. (2007). The Nation's Reprot Card: Trial Urban District Assessment Reading 2007 (NCES 2008-455). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

Adolescent Literacy Resources: Linking Research and Practice

December 07, 2007 11:50:46 AM

Meltzer, J., Cook Smith, N. and Clark, H. Adolescent Literacy Resources: Linking Research and Practice. Retrieved Oct. 22, 2007, from http://www.alliance.brown.edu/pubs/adlit/alr_lrp.pdf.

Reading at Risk: The State Response to the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy

December 07, 2007 10:02:58 AM

NASBE Study Group on Middle and High School Literacy. (2005). Reading at Risk: The State Response to the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Boards of Education.

Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

October 30, 2007 11:15:57 AM

Torgesen, J. K., Houston, D. D., Rissman, L. M., Decker, S. M., Roberts, G., Vaughn, S., Wexler, J. Francis, D. J, Rivera, M. O., Lesaux, N. (2007). Academic literacy instruction for adolescents: A guidance document from the Center on Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction.

The Challenge of Scaling Up Educational Reform: Findings and Lessons from First Things First

October 29, 2007 8:53:30 AM

Quint, J., Bloom, H.S., Black, A.R., Stephens, L. and Akey, T.M. (2006). The Challenge of Scaling Up Educational Reform: Findings and Lessons from First Things First. New York: MDRC.

Improving Literacy Outcomes for ELLs in High School: Considerations for States and Districts in Developing a Coherent Policy Framework

October 26, 2007 3:42:42 PM

Torgesen, J. K., Houston, D. D., Rissman, L. M., Decker, S. M., Roberts, G., Vaughn, S., Wexler, J. Francis, D. J, Rivera, M. O., Lesaux, N. (2007). Academic literacy instruction for adolescents: A guidance document from the Center on Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction.

Meeting Five Critical Challenges of High School Reform: Lessons from Research on Three Reform Models

October 26, 2007 2:01:38 PM

Quint, J. (2006). Meeting Five Critical Challenges of High School Reform: Lessons from Research on Three Reform Models. New York: MDRC.

Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma that Counts

October 24, 2007 7:14:45 PM

Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2004, Achieve, Inc. Retrieved Oct. 17, 2007 from http://www.achieve.org/node/552.

The Literacy Coach: A Key to Improving Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools

October 23, 2007 4:17:45 PM

Sturvent, E.G. (2003). The Literacy Coach: A Key to Improving Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Improving Literacy Instruction in Middle and High Schools: A Guide for Principals

June 18, 2007 9:02:07 AM

Torgesen, J., Houston, D., & Rissman, L. (2007). Improving literacy instruction in middle and high schools: A guide for principals. Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction.

America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future

January 24, 2007 11:42:51 AM

Kirsch, I., Braun, H., Yamamoto, K., and Sum, A. Copyright ©2007 by Educational Testing Service.


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