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Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvement, 2nd edition
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About This Book
How do you know if your school is improving? Do you know what really works in reading programs...in writing...in math...in science? How do we measure what works? What about teaching to the test--or to the vast array of standards being mandated? How do we effectively use cooperative learning--and direct instruction--and alternative assessment? How do we sustain school reform? How do we get results--and measure them in terms of student achievement?
In this expanded 2nd edition of Results, Mike Schmoker answers these and other questions by focusing on student learning. By (1) setting goals, (2) working collaboratively, and (3) keeping track of student-achievement data from many sources, teachers and administrators can surpass the community's expectations and facilitate great improvements in student learning. Through hundreds of up-to-date examples from real schools and districts, Schmoker shows how to achieve--and celebrate--both short- and long-term success. Here's one example:
Bessemer Elementary school in Pueblo, Colorado, has an 80-percent minority population. Between 1997 and 1998, the number of students performing at or above standard in reading rose from 12 to 64 percent; in writing, they went from 2 to 48 percent. Weekly, standards-focused, team meetings made the difference.
As Schmoker says, "We cannot afford to overlook the rich opportunity that schools have to make a difference."
This second edition of Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvement includes the following:
See the book's table of contents and read excerpts.
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About the Authors
MIKE SCHMOKER is a school improvement consultant living in Englewood, Colorado. As a central office administrator in two Arizona districts and a senior consultant for the Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL) in Aurora, Colorado, Schmoker worked with teachers and administrators to promote and facilitate continuous improvement.
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