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Succeeding With Struggling Students
A Planning Resource for Raising Achievement


October 2006 | 248 pages | Corwin

"A superb resource, Succeeding With Struggling Students brings innovative ideas and a sense of urgency. Richardson shows what is possible when educators fully commit to high levels of learning for all students and take bold, innovative actions to make success a reality."
—Dennis Sparks, Executive Director, National Staff Development Council

The ideal framework to promote successful achievement for underachieving students!

Schools today are working harder than ever to help ensure that all children can learn and achieve high standards. Marti Richardson, a recognized leader in professional and curriculum development, delivers an innovative, classroom-tested program with planning tools to customize it for any school or district's data-based needs.

Designed around a "Learn-It-Teach-It" cycle, the program combines research-based interventions and immediate classroom practice for teachers. Strategies for "preview" instead of "review" instruction move struggling students beyond cycles of repetition, and scaffold learning to help them learn alongside their peers. With an easy-to-understand framework, the program's flexibility makes it adaptable not only for reading but also for other content area instruction. This highly motivational guide provides:

  • Essential questions and templates for administrators
  • Scaffolding for a successful school or district blueprint
  • Tools and strategies for planning and implementation
  • Research-based interventions
  • Links for professional development

With a unique approach that can be adopted or adapted, Succeeding With Struggling Students helps underachievers hold on to the previous school year's learning as well as gain ground to put them ahead and prepare them for new learning. This book gives educators the tools needed to implement the process from print to plan!


 
Foreword
 
Preface
The Genesis of the Book

 
A Fresh Approach to Thinking

 
Results

 
A Sequential Model for Program Planning: Organization and Content

 
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Laying the Foundation: Indentifying Needs
Meet William

 
The Achievement Gap

 
William's District

 
Addressing the Problem

 
Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template

 
 
2. Planning How We Got There
Paving the Way: Preparing to Develop the Model

 
Developing the Model

 
Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template

 
 
3. Selecting Educators: The Quest for Excellence
A Results-Based Selection Process

 
A Student-Focused Outcome

 
Articulating the Selection Process: Why It Is Important

 
What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do

 
Assessment Tools to Ensure Quality in the Selection Process

 
Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template

 
 
4. Developing a Purpose-Driven Curriculum
Acquiring Knowledge

 
Planning the Curriculum

 
Organizing and Categorizing the Questions

 
Developing a "Question Wheel"

 
Characteristics of a Preview Curriculum

 
Planning Elements

 
Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template

 
 
5. Value-Added Instruction
Instructional Effectiveness

 
Making Critical Decisions

 
Analyzing the Critical Decisions

 
The Acquisition Lesson

 
Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template

 
 
6. Professional Development for Student Learning
Finding the Key to Success

 
Setting the Standard for Professional Learning in the Program

 
Student Success and the Standards

 
The PLP and the Professional Growth Design

 
The Role of the Administrator and Coach

 
Lab-Based Staff Development

 
Staff Development Agendas

 
Scheduling

 
Evaluating Professional Development

 
Expected Outcomes for Staff Development

 
Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template

 
 
7. Assessing for Effectiveness: Evaluating Quality
Establishing the Evaluation Framework

 
Evaluating the Journey

 
Amplifying Formative Assessment Tools

 
Assessing as Staff Development

 
Appraising, Judging, and Measuring Value

 
Evaluation Design

 
Summative Evaluation

 
Evaluation Results

 
Expanding the Concept

 
Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template

 
 
8. Summary: Exceeding Expectations
William Today

 
Moving Forward: Glacing Back

 
Our Challenge

 
Making It "Live" for You: A Planning Template

 
 
Appendix A: Evaluation Results
 
Appendix B: Expanding the Concept
 
Appendix C: Glossary
 
Resources
 
References
 
Index

"Marti Richardson’s Succeeding With Struggling Students brings innovative ideas and a sense of urgency to the creation of schools in which all students experience academic success. Richardson addresses the key areas of teacher selection, curriculum, instruction, professional learning, and assessment of program effectiveness and provides practical tools to guide readers’ thinking and action planning. This book shows what is possible when educators fully commit to high levels of learning for all students and take bold, innovative actions to make it a reality."

Dennis Sparks, Executive Director
National Staff Development Council

"Not only does her book offer the strategy (preview learning) for attaining that goal, but the book also offers a very specific framework and model for others to apply in developing their own revolutionary innovations."

From the Foreword by Max Thompson
Key features
  • Grounded in research
  • Describes in detail a successful program model
  • Unique approach can be adapted or adopted
  • Provides tools for planning and implementation
  • Essential questions and templates scaffold construction of a unique school or district blueprint
  • Rubric for assessing results provides data
  • Links professional development and student interventions

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