WestEd Evaluates Michigan School Improvement Grant Schools

Two years ago, Michigan received $119 million in School Improvement Grant (SIG) money from the U.S. Department of Education. Did the funding help improve student achievement? The state turned to WestEd to find out.
Michigan hired WestEd to conduct a three-year evaluation of its SIG efforts. For the first annual report cited in this article, WestEd researchers studied 18 districts and 28 schools.
Researchers found a number of trends across the SIG districts and schools in such areas as leadership, staffing, professional development, and monitoring.
They also noted several differences between turnaround and transformation schools related to staffing, training, and monitoring.

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