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Turning Around Low-Performing Schools: Implications for California’s District and School Support Providers: REL West Event Proceedings

Produced by Regional Educational Laboratory West at WestEd


This document provides a summary of three one-day events held during April 2009, co-sponsored by REL West and the California Comprehensive Center, that focused on issues related to improving outcomes for students in persistently low-performing schools in California. Audiences for the events included California Department of Education staff, District Assistance and Intervention Teams, School Assistance and Intervention Teams, Regional System of District and School Support directors, county office of education Title III directors, and other county office and school district representatives, who met to expand their knowledge of evidence-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools, hear real-world examples from schools that have successfully turned around, and learn from one another’s experiences.

Part of a U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) initiative to bring evidence to practice, the event focused on the four recommended practices featured in Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools (PDF), one in a series of practice guides published by IES, and on related resources on the Doing What Works website. Participants had multiple opportunities to discuss research findings and website resources and to consider how they could be applied to their work with districts and schools.

The event proceedings report includes background context, summaries of the presentations at each event, key ideas and examples shared by participants, common concerns and next steps that emerged, and additional resources related to the event topic.

Information about the regional educational laboratory (REL) system and other REL publications can be found at the National Regional Educational Laboratory Program website.

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Copyright: 2009
Format: PDF
Pages: 6
Publisher: WestEd