Pathways to Change
Learning from Exemplary QEIA Schools
This report is the second in a series of five publications focused on the Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) of 2006. The series draws on data from an ongoing, independent evaluation of QEIA funded by CTA. Following up on the first report, which was focused on an in-depth examination of QEIA in participating schools, this second report focuses specifically on stakeholders in 10 exemplary schools and their experiences with school improvement.
This report addresses the following three research questions:
- What incidents and experiences led to success at exemplary schools?
- What features of school sites help to mitigate challenges?
- How might lessons learned be transferred to other schools while accounting for unique local contexts?
Subsequent reports will provide promising practices from the reform that can be used to foster change in struggling schools; analyze the contextual factors at state, district, and local levels that influenced QEIA policy implementation; examine the role of teachers unions in education reform; and draw on lessons learned from QEIA to offer implications for subsequent reforms.
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PATHWAYS TO CHANGE
REDUCING CLASS SIZE
LEVERAGING COLLABORATION TIME
RESPONDING TO STUDENT NEEDS
BUILDING LOCAL ACCOUNTABILITY
RECOGNIZING AND REWARDING STUDENTS
USING STUDENT DATA TO INTERVENE
FUELING THE JOURNEY
STARTING THE JOURNEY