Doubling Student Performance: . . . And Finding the Resources to Do It

Doubling Student Performance: . . . And Finding the Resources to Do It

By: Allan R. Odden (editor), Sarah J. Archibald (editor)Paperback

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'In my work, I see the power of good schools to change young lives for the better almost every day. This book takes us behind the doors of unusually high-performing high-poverty schools to show us how they do it and where they get the funding. The book is a valuable tool for educators who want to improve their results and a reminder to parents and policy makers that we should never expect less.'uKati Haycock, PresidentThe Education TrustRadically reform your school and improve academic achievement using readily accessible resources!At a time when the United States is struggling with far-reaching educational reform, school leaders need a blueprint for dramatically improving student success and supporting those efforts by effectively reallocating and managing available resources. Doubling Student Performance combines the latest research with the authors' national study of diverse schools that were able to significantly boost student achievement. Strategies focus on reducing class size, promoting professional development, locating necessary funding, and providing academic support to struggling students. School leaders will find:Examples and case studies that include high-minority and high-poverty schools10 key strategies for dramatically increasing student achievement, such as setting ambitious goals and emphasizing a collaborative culture Clear steps and specific tools to successfully reallocate resources This book is a valuable tool for educators and policy makers who understand that reform is only possible when schools have the human and financial resources to do it.

About Author

Allan Odden is Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; he also is Co-Director of the Strategic Management of Human Capital (SMHC) in public education and Co-Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE). CPRE is a consortium of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pennsylvania, Harvard, Michigan, Northwestern, Teachers College-Columbia University, and Stanford Universities. He is an international expert on education finance, effective resource allocation and use, resource reallocation, the strategic management of human capital in education, teacher compensation, school-based management, and educational policy development and implementation. He consults regularly with states and districts on these issues. His most recent books include School Finance: A Policy Perspective (McGraw Hill, 2008, 4th edition), with Lawrence O. Picus and How to Create World Class Teacher Compensation (Freeload Press, 2007) with Marc Wallace. Other books include Paying Teachers for What They Know and Do: New and Smarter Compensation Strategies to Improve Schools (Corwin Press, 1997, 2nd Edition, 2002) with Carolyn Kelley; Reallocating Resources: How to Boost Student Achievement Without Spending More (Corwin, 2001) with Sarah Archibald; School Finance: A Policy Perspective (McGraw Hill, 1992, 2nd Edition, 2000, 3rd Edition 2004) co-authored with Lawrence Picus; School-Based Finance (Corwin Press, 1999), edited with Margaret Goertz; Financing Schools for High Performance: Strategies for Improving the Use of Educational Resources (Jossey Bass, 1998) with Carolyn Busch; Educational Leadership for America's Schools (McGraw Hill, 1995); Rethinking School Finance: An Agenda for the 1990s (Jossey-Bass, 1992); Education Policy Implementation (State University of New York Press, 1991); and School Finance and School Improvement: Linkages for the 1980s (Ballinger, 1983). He was a mathematics teacher and curriculum developer in New York City's East Harlem for five years. He received his PhD and MA degrees from Columbia University, a Masters of Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary and his BS in aerospace engineering from Brown University. Sarah Archibald is a school finance researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. She has a PhD in educational leadership in policy analysis (ELPA) from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently holds an appointment as a lecturer in the ELPA department. Her career at the University of Wisconsin began as an undergraduate in political science; she received her BA in 1993. Next, she received a master's degree in policy analysis from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs in 1998, and shortly thereafter became a researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at UW-Madison (CPRE). During the past ten years at CPRE, she has studied and assisted in district- and school-level reform, district- and school-level resource reallocation, educational adequacy, professional development, teacher compensation, and most recently, the strategic management of human capital. She helped develop two frameworks for collecting micro-level data, both published in the Journal of Education Finance: a school-level expenditure structure, and a framework for capturing professional development costs at the district and school level. She is the coauthor of the previous edition of Reallocating Resources: How to Boost Student Achievement Without Asking For More, and the author or coauthor of numerous articles on these subjects. Archibald's passion is participating in research that informs policy. Among other projects, she is now a researcher with IRIS (Integrated Resource Information System), a project funded by IES (Institute of Education Sciences). The goal of IRIS is to help Milwaukee Public Schools create a system for tracking resource data down to the school level so that district leaders can answer questions about what works and use district resources strategically to support higher levels of achievement for urban schoolchildren.


Acknowledgements Preface 1. Places That Have Doubled Student Performance Rural Districts and Schools that have Doubled Perfo Rosalia, Washington Abbotsford, Wisconsin Doubling Student Performance at the Advanced Level: Monroe, Wisconsin Monroe school district improvement process Other Rural Examples Medium Sized Districts The Madison, Wisconsin Story Kennewick, Washington LaCrosse, Wisconsin Columbus School in Appleton, Wisconsin Doubling Performance in High Minority, High Poverty Schools 2. The Stimulus for Change and the Educational Change Process Pressure from Multiple Sources to Improve Student Achievement Pressure from State-Standards Based Reform Pressure from District Administrators Pressure from Within the School Pressure from the Federal Government The Large-Scale Organizational Change Process Laying the Foundation for Change Creating a New Educational Strategy Implementation, Monitoring and Continuous Improvement 3. Ten Steps to Double Student Performance Step 1: Understanding the Performance Problem and Challenge Step 2: Set Ambitious Goals Step 3: Change the Curriculum Program and Create a New Instructional Vision Step 4: Formative Assessments and Data-Based Decision-Making Step 5: Ongoing, Intensive Professional Development Step 6: Using Time Efficiently and Effectively Step 7: Extending Learning Time for Struggling Students Step 8: Collaborative, Professional Culture Step 9: Widespread and Distributed Instructional Leadership Step 10: Professional and Best Practices Summary and Conclusions 4. Reducing Class Size Resources at School Sites Reallocating Resources to Reduce Elementary Class Size School-Wide Strategies to Reduce Class Sizes A District wide Strategy to Reduce Class Size in Early Elementary Grades Summary 5. Finding Resources for Professional Development Resources Needed for an Effective Professional Development Program A Professional Development Fiscal and Program Audit Doubling Performance Districts Using Extant Professional Development Days Effectively Planning and Professional Development Time Summary 6. Funding Extra-Help Strategies Individual and Small-Group Tutoring for Struggling Students Extended Time for Struggling Students to Learn the Core Curriculum Summer School Program Focused on Core Instruction 7. Linking Resources Needed to Double Performance Finance Adequacy Approaches to School Finance Adequacy Evidence-Based Approach to School Finance Adequacy References Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781412969635
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
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  • ISBN10: 1412969638

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