A case study of Delaware’s largest school district suggests a link between its improvement efforts and increases in student performance.
The report, produced by the Boston-based Community Training and Assistance Center, examines systemwide strategies carried out over the past two years in the 19,000-student Christina public schools. Among those strategies: new curricular materials, assessments to gauge student progress throughout the year, and a process of improvement planning in which schools analyze their own data.
During that two-year period, the report notes, the district saw both an increase overall in student achievement and a closing of achievement gaps between students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The Community Training and Assistance Center has provided technical support to the district.
Vol. 26, Issue 01, Page 19Published in Print: August 30, 2006, as District Improvement