Implementation in a Longitudinal Sample of New American Schools: Four Years into Scale-Up
Jan 1, 2001
Three Years Into Scale-Up
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This is a report aimed at those who want to better understand the burgeoning area of whole-school or comprehensive school reform. It describes trends in implementation, school performance, and related factors for the sample of NAS schools and is based on a three-year longitudinal study of these schools.
A Brief History of New American Schools and RAND's Role in Monitoring the Effort
Analyzing Implementation and Performance in NAS Schools: a Conceptual Framework
RAND's Sample of New American Schools
Status of Implementation
Factors Affecting Implementation
Performance Trends in NAS Schools
Qualitative Outcome Indicators
Conclusions and Policy Implications
Key Studies in RAND's Evaluation of NAS School Reform
Description of Additional Implementation Indicators of the Designs, by Jurisdiction and Design Team, 1997 and 1998
Models of Performance Expectations, Instructional Strategies, and Professional Development and Implementation Indices
Description of Standardized Tests Used by Various Jurisdictions
Graphs for Reading Scores for NAS Schools in Everett, Northshore, and Shoreline Districts in Washington
RAND Principal and Teacher Questionnaires
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