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High School Graduation
K-12 Strategies That Work

  • Avis Glaze - Edu-quest International Inc., Former Chief Student Achievement Officer of Ontario, Founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat
  • Ruth Mattingley - Edu-quest International Inc.
  • Rob Andrews - Ontario Ministry of Education


June 2013 | 200 pages | Corwin

High-impact strategies to improve student outcomes

Based on first-hand experiences from one of the world’s fastest improving school systems, this comprehensive resource helps teachers and leaders increase student achievement and outcomes in elementary, middle, and high school education.

Written by three educators instrumental in developing and implementing Ontario, Canada’s remarkably successful educational strategies, High School Graduation: K–12 Strategies That Work provides concrete, detailed, and research-informed tools with particular attention to learning progressions. Scaffolded instruction and leadership strategies promote early and sound foundations in literacy and numeracy, build pathways to close achievement gaps, and emphasize multiple high-impact strategies, including character and citizenship development to improve graduation rates. You’ll also find:

  • A multi-pronged approach that includes state, district, and school-level action points
  • Sample tools and templates for planning and self-assessment
  • Lessons learned from schools that have successfully implemented these strategies

This book makes large-scale reform possible and accessible.


 
Lists of Tables, Figures, and Appendices
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Results Without Rancor or Ranking: The Ontario Improvement Strategy
 
2. Excellence and Equity
 
3. District and School Improvement: A Blueprint for Success
 
4. High-Impact Strategies for Elementary Schools
 
5. High-Impact Strategies for Secondary Schools
 
6. Leadership for Improved Learning
 
7. Improving Graduation Rates: What Does It Take?
 
Appendices
 
Index

"With teachers and schools being held more accountable for the continuous improvement in student learning, rising achievement scores, and increasing graduation rates, this book serves as a timely resource."

John P. Rice, Department Director
North Syracuse Central School District, NY
Key features
  1. Provides concrete, detailed, research informed strategies based on the first-hand experiences of the authors who led the development and implementation of Ontario's improvement strategy for Kindergarten through Grade 12.
  2. Offers a multi-pronged approach--namely state–wide, district-wide, school- wide and classroom-based- focused on raising the bar in student achievement and closing gaps for students who have historically underperformed resulting in higher graduation rates.
  3. Includes sample tools such as templates for improvement planning and school self-assessment and offers profiles from successful schools to show how improvement is possible across a range of circumstances.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Front Matter

Chapter One


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ISBN: 9781452217642
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