Doubling Student Performance ... and Finding the Resources to Do It

ISBN-10: 1412969638

ISBN-13: 9781412969635

Edition: 2009

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Doubling Student Performance demonstrates how school leaders can increase student performance two-fold with a combination of strategies that include reallocating and managing all resources more effectively. Based on the latest research from the field, including the authors' own research and assessment of schools across the country, this resource details what has worked in high-performing schools and presents methods that educators can implement to increase student achievement. The book: Includes case studies that illustrate how high-performing schools have accomplished extraordinary goals, including high-minority and high-poverty schools Provides 10 clear steps that educational leaders can follow to successfully reallocate resources Identifies specific resources needed for key strategies and shows how these resources can often be "found" via resource reallocation Links the resources needed for doubling performance with an approach to school finance that can provide those resources to all schools and districts
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List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 1/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

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, 2 nd 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, 2 nd Edition, 2000, 3 rd 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.

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
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
Ten Steps to Double Student Performance
Understanding the Performance Problem and Challenge
Set Ambitious Goals
Change the Curriculum Program and Create a New Instructional Vision
Formative Assessments and Data-Based Decision-Making
Ongoing, Intensive Professional Development
Using Time Efficiently and Effectively
Extending Learning Time for Struggling Students
Collaborative, Professional Culture
Widespread and Distributed Instructional Leadership
Professional and Best Practices
Summary and Conclusions
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
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
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
Linking Resources Needed to Double Performance
Finance Adequacy
Approaches to School Finance Adequacy
Evidence-Based Approach to School Finance Adequacy
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