CULTIVATING CHANGE IN
A DEEPER LOOK At QEIA IMPLEMENTATION
This report (the first in a five-part series) focuses on how the Quality Education Investment Act was implemented in participating schools and addresses the following four questions:
- What key strategies, initiatives and programs do schools implement as part of their participation in QEIA?
- How and to what extent did participating schools meet QEIA program requirements?
- What challenges did school stakeholders face in their implementation of QEIA?
- What are the perceived impacts of QEIA on school practices? What factors facilitated change at school sites?
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.
Overview of Data Sources
OVERVIEW OF QEIA
IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING
FOSTERING TEACHER GROWTH
ENHANCE STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT INSTRUCTION
KEY INITIATIVES AND STRATEGIES
HIRING STAFF AND TEACHERS
ENGAGING IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SUPPORTING TEACHER COLLABORATION
REDUCING CLASS SIZES
A DEEPER LOOK AT EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP
ADMINISTRATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CHARACTERISTICS OF EXEMPLARY ADMINISTRATORS
HARVESTING BRILLIANCE: ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
SCHOOL GOALS & KEY IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES
CHALLENGES TO IMPLEMENTATION
STAFFING & TURNOVER
CULTIVATING COMMITMENT TO CHANGE
IMPROVED SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
IMPROVED REPUTATION OF SCHOOLS
IMPROVED SCHOOL CLIMATE
IMPROVED PARENT INVOLVEMENT