50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

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Corwin Press, Sep 26, 2008 - Education - 320 pages
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Clear, updated guidelines for increasing academic performance and providing educational equity for all students!

This revised guide outlines 50 strategies for developing high-performing schools. Emphasizing educational parity for all students, the book is organized around six standards: 

  • Teach a well-crafted, focused, valid, and clear curriculum
  • Align assessments, programs, and instructional resources with curriculum 
  • Promote student equality and equity 
  • Focus on mastery learning and effective teaching strategies 
  • Provide resources for establishing curriculum expectations, monitoring, and accountability 
  • Institute effective district and school planning, staff development, and resource allocation to create a quality learning environment
 

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Carolyn J. Downey is professor emeritus of educational leadership in the College of Education at San Diego State University. She formerly was the superintendent for the Kyrene School District, Phoenix-Tempe, Arizona. Downey has written several books and numerous articles. She is the author of the training program "The Three-Minute Walk-Through and Reflective Feedback for Higher Student Achievement." Her most recent book with Betty E. Steffy, William K. Poston Jr., and Fenwick W. English is 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap. She was the major architect of the CMSI Individual School Audit using the 50 Characteristics for Higher Student Achievement. She is the author of several of the Principal-Teacher Series for Higher Student Achievement training materials. She received her MS from the University of Southern California and her PhD from Arizona State University.

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