Monitoring the Progress of New American Schools

A Description of Implementing Schools in a Longitudinal Sample

by Mark Berends, Jodi Heilbrunn, Christopher McKelvey, Thomas Sullivan

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This report describes roughly 175 New American Schools (NAS) sites that were established during NAS's scale-up from 1999 to 2000. It describes the each school's test scores, demographics, climate, status, and other factors related to implementation.

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