High School Improvement: Teachers’ commitment to improving curricula and standards is the most important factor in boosting academic achievement in struggling high schools, says a report.
Read a summary of “Inside High School Reform: Making the Changes That Matter” from WestEd.
Produced by WestEd, a San Francisco-based educational research organization, the report’s recommendations for high school improvement include coordinating lesson plans and tests within departments and across grades and schools; and helping students understand how their high school performance affects their college and career opportunities.
The report’s findings are based on data gathered from students, teachers, and administrators at schools that are part of the California Academic Partnership Program, a partnership between higher education institutions and public schools in California.
A version of this article appeared in the October 19, 2005 edition of Education Week