10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance

In a new era of education stimulus funds, this book shows school and district leaders how to create a school improvement plan that will qualify them for stimulus funding. Allan R. Odden provides ten research-based strategies which can lead to a dramatic improvement in student performance, regardless of school or district size, location, or demographics. Based on the author's research in numerous schools around the United States-most with large numbers of students of poverty-the book details the ten key strategies leading to radically increased student achievement, with powerful examples of schools that have successfully used these practices to achieve impressive gains. The strategies include: - Setting ambitious goals - Changing the curriculum - Using data and assessments - Providing continuous and intensive professional development - Adjusting school day and instructional time - Promoting collaboration and best practices - Developing the necessary human capital or talent to successfully produce large improvements in student achievement.