"In this highly readable book, Allan Odden vividly illustrates many of the most important practices for creating strong professional communities. From the organization of time to the development of productive curriculum and instruction, school leaders will learn how to create a framework for school reform grounded in research and the wisdom of practice."
—Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education
"Odden not only thinks big, he provides specific examples from real school districts to support his ten-step program. His systemic analysis of school district improvement and specific examples create a road map for the nation."
—Jack D. Dale, Superintendent
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
"Odden offers a sound program of ten steps school leaders can implement to significantly improve student academic achievement in their districts."
—Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director
American Association of School Administrators
A road map for school improvement with dramatic, measurable results!
This companion book to Doubling Student Performance by Allan R. Odden and Sarah J. Archibald brings to life ten strategies for achieving significant, measurable gains in student performance. School and district leaders can use the examples, stories, and resources in this book to create a research-based school improvement plan. To guide educational leaders in their improvement work, the book:
- Focuses on issues over which schools and districts have control, such as setting ambitious goals, changing the curriculum, using data to make decisions, and using time effectively and efficiently
- Offers detailed case studies from real schools that provide clear steps and specific tools for putting the strategies into action
- Provides an entire chapter devoted to recruiting and developing top talent, especially for high-needs schools
10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance helps educators drive substantial gains in student achievement and effectively use resources to invest in what works in education reform.