Education Report Roundup

Best Practices

By Debra Viadero — July 25, 2006 1 min read

“Just for the Kids’ Best Practice Studies and Institutes: Findings From 20 States,” is available from Just for the Kids, a program of the National Center for Educational Accountability.

A national nonprofit group has released a report that distills the “best practices” used by elementary and secondary schools in 20 states that have proven records of success.

Researchers at the National Center for Educational Accountability at the University of Texas at Austin based their findings on studies over the last six years of more than 250 schools across the country. The researchers singled out 140 schools that consistently outperformed demographically similar schools for at least three consecutive years and across several grades on state exams.

A version of this article appeared in the July 26, 2006 edition of Education Week