High School Improvement
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.
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.
Vol. 25, Issue 08, Page 11Published in Print: October 19, 2005, as High School Improvement