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
An Overview of New American Schools and Purpose of Current Report
Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Implementation in New American Schools
Longitudinal Sample of New American Schools
Status of Implementation
Factors Affecting Implementation.
Evidence from the Exit Interviews with Schools That Discontinued Relationships with NAS Designs
Conclusions and Policy Implications
Core Components of the Designs
Defining the Longitudinal Sample of NAS Schools
Table of Standard Deviations for the Core Implementation Index and Its Components
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