What Effective Schools Do Re-Envisioning the Correlates

ISBN-10: 1935249517

ISBN-13: 9781935249511

Edition: 2011

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What Effective Schools Do is designed as guide to assist educators with activities for implementing a continuous school improvement system through application of the seven correlates of effective schools: 1. High expectations for success 2. Strong instructional leadership 3. A clear and focused mission 4. Opportunity to learn/time on task 5. Frequent monitoring of student progress 6. Safe and orderly environment 7. Positive home-school relations The ten chapters provide a comprehensive description of practices that enable educators to build and sustain a school culture that accommodates the learning expectations and needs of all students. The correlates of effective schools represent the knowledge educators need to successfully teach all children. Taken together, the correlates are more than just theory; they are what effective schools do.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 9/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

About the Authors
Introduction
Re-Envisioning the Correlates of Effective Schools
Practitioner Perspectives and Insights
Using the Correlates
Developing a Data Dashboard
Features of This Book
The Correlates of Effective Schools in Context
Evolution of the Effective Schools Concept
A Short History of Public Education in the United States
The Sameness Standard Under Siege
The Effective School Defined
The Search for Effective Schools
Effective School Milestones: The Challenge
Conclusion
A Systems Approach to the Correlates of Effective Schools
The School as a System
Systemic Forces For and Against Change
The Role of the Correlates in the System
Interdependence Among the Correlates
Conclusion
The Correlates of Effective Schools Defined
High Expectations for Success
Schoolwide Efficacy and Expectations
The Roots of Educational Expectations
The Expectations Elephant in the Room
High Expectations in Action
High Expectations and Leadership
Practitioner Perspectives and Insights
Developing a Data Dashboard
Conclusion
Strong Instructional Leadership
Learning to Lead
Leadership and Authority
Leadership Qualities
Leadership Style and Sustainable Change
Leaders Must Be Students of History
Instructional Leadership in Action
Practitioner Perspectives and Insights
Developing a Data Dashboard
Conclusion
Clear and Focused Mission
Word Choice Makes a Big Difference
Avoiding Mission Drift
School Culture and Mission
Courageous Mission Statements
Clear and Focused Mission in Action
Practitioner Perspectives and Insights
Developing a Data Dashboard
Conclusion
Opportunity to Learn/Time on Task
Opportunity to Learn and School Readiness
Opportunity to Learn and the System in Place
The Role of Technology in Expanding Time on Task and Opportunity to Learn
Time on Task and Essential Learnings
Curriculum Alignment and Opportunity to Learn
Opportunity to Learn/Time on Task in Action
Practitioner Perspectives and Insights
Developing a Data Dashboard
Opportunity to Learn
Time on Task
Conclusion
Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress
Frequent Monitoring-More Than Testing
The Critical Role of Feedback
How Frequent Is Frequent?
The Just-in-Time Intervention System
The Consequences of Inadequate Monitoring
Frequent Monitoring and High-Stakes Testing
Frequent Monitoring in Action
Practitioner Perspectives and Insights
Developing a Data Dashboard
Conclusion
Safe and Orderly Environment
Safe and Orderly Environment as a Product of School Culture
An Expanded Interpretation of Safe and Orderly Environment
Positive School Culture and Achievement
Safe and Orderly Environment in Action
Practitioner Perspectives and Insights
Developing a Data Dashboard
Conclusion
Positive Home-School Relations
History of Parent Involvement in Schooling in the U.S.
The Importance of Parent Involvement
The Elements of Parent Involvement
Positive Home-School Relations in Action
Practitioner Perspectives and Insights
Developing a Data Dashboard
Conclusion
Putting the Correlates to Work in an Effective Learning System
The Correlates in Action: A Continuous School Improvement System
Creating the Context for the Effective Learning System
Continuous School Improvement Based on Effective Schools Research
The Continuous Improvement System
School Effectiveness and Teacher Effectiveness
A Final Thought Addressed to School Leaders
Suggested Foundational Research Readings on the Correlates of Effective Schools
Effective Schools Online Tools
Reality Check
Effective Schools Research LiNK
References and Resources
Index
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