Implementation in a Longitudinal Sample of New American Schools

Four Years into Scale-Up

by Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Mark Berends, Scott Naftel


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This study sets forth the RAND statistical analyses determining both the areas of significant progress in the New American Schools scale-up of implementation of its whole-school reform designs, and various other areas in need of additional attention.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Figures

  • Tables

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements


  • Chapter One

    An Overview of New American Schools and Purpose of Current Report

  • Chapter Two

    Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Implementation in New American Schools

  • Chapter Three

    Longitudinal Sample of New American Schools

  • Chapter Four

    Status of Implementation

  • Chapter Five

    Factors Affecting Implementation.

  • Chapter Six

    Evidence from the Exit Interviews with Schools That Discontinued Relationships with NAS Designs

  • Chapter Seven

    Conclusions and Policy Implications

  • Appendix A

    Core Components of the Designs

  • Appendix B

    Defining the Longitudinal Sample of NAS Schools

  • Appendix C

    Table of Standard Deviations for the Core Implementation Index and Its Components

  • References

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