Handbook of Research on Improving Student Achievement, Third Edition

The newly updated report is an essential tool for school leaders and practitioners alike, and is the single most authoritative source for effective K-12 teaching and learning practices across the content areas. This one volume brings together in readable, concise language the authoritative research on effective classroom practices in all major disciplines currently taught in elementary and secondary schools: the arts, foreign language, health, language arts, physical education, mathematics, social studies, and science, as well as generic practices that apply across all disciplines. This third edition includes over 100 research-based classroom strategies, and features a new chapter that synthesizes the research on high-performing school districts. 258 pages.

Table of Contents
I. A Synthesis of Research on High-Performing School Systems 10
II. Effective General Practices 25
III. The Arts 39
IV. Foreign Language 86
V. Health Education 112
VIa. Language Arts 125
VIb. Oral Communication 141
VII. Mathematics 160
VIII. Physical Education 179
IX. Science 201
X. Social Studies 226
XI. Focusing Staff Development on Improving the Learning of All Students 245

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