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The Resource Facing the challenges of whole-school reform : New American Schools after a decade, Mark Berends, Susan J. Bodilly, Sheila Nataraj Kirby

Facing the challenges of whole-school reform : New American Schools after a decade, Mark Berends, Susan J. Bodilly, Sheila Nataraj Kirby

Label
Facing the challenges of whole-school reform : New American Schools after a decade
Title
Facing the challenges of whole-school reform
Title remainder
New American Schools after a decade
Statement of responsibility
Mark Berends, Susan J. Bodilly, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
About a decade ago, New American Schools (NAS) set out to address the perceived lagging performance of American students and the lackluster results of school reform efforts. As a private nonprofit organization, NAS's mission was-and is-to help schools and districts raise student achievement levels by using whole-school designs and design team assistance during implementation. Since its inception, NAS has engaged in a development phase (1992-1993), a demonstration phase (1993-1995), and a scale-up phase (1995-present). Over the last ten years, RAND has been monitoring the progress of the NASinitiative. This book is a retrospective on NAS and draws together the findings from RAND research. The book underscores the significant contributions made by NAS to comprehensive school reform but also highlights the challenges of trying to reform schools through whole-school designs. Divided into sections on each research phase, the book concludes with an afterword by NAS updating its own strategy for the future. This book will interest those who want to better understand comprehensive school reform and its effects on teaching and learning within high-stakes accountability environments
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Berends, Mark
Dewey number
371.2/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2822.82
LC item number
.B455 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bodilly, Susan J
  • Kirby, Sheila Nataraj
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • School improvement programs
  • New American Schools (Organization)
Label
Facing the challenges of whole-school reform : New American Schools after a decade, Mark Berends, Susan J. Bodilly, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for New American Schools."
  • "MR-1498-EDU."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ongoing Research
  • Caveats and Limitations
  • Organization of This Study
  • The Development of New American Schools
  • NAS's Whole-School Design Concept
  • Request for Proposals
  • NAS Design Team Selections
  • Development Phase and the Decision to Reduce the Number of Teams
  • The Demonstration Phase and Further Reduction in the Teams
  • Lessons and the Strategy for Scale-Up
  • An Overview of NAS
  • Selection of Scale-Up Partners
  • Scale-Up Experiences, 1995-1998
  • Comprehensive School Reform and the New NAS
  • The New NAS
  • Changes in NAS Designs
  • General View of Why Education Interventions Change Over Time
  • Findings
  • Intervening Experiences
  • Summary and Policy Implications
  • Implementation of NAS Designs During the Scale-Up Phase
  • RAND's Purpose and Analytic Tasks
  • An Overview of NAS Schools
  • Studies of Implementation: Research Questions, Methodology, and Limitations
  • Limitations of the Study
  • Implementation Levels in NAS Schools
  • Measuring Implementation in the Case Study Analysis
  • Constructing a Core Implementation Index
  • Findings
  • Factors Affecting Implementation in NAS Schools
  • Designs and Design-Based Assistance
  • School Capacity
  • Conceptual Framework for Understanding Implementation and Performance in NAS Schools
  • School Context
  • Selection Process
  • District Context
  • External Change Agents and School Improvement
  • RAND's Conceptual Framework
  • RAND's Program of Studies of New American Schools
  • Development and Demonstration Phase
  • Scale-Up Phase
Control code
49288116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xliv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780833031334
Lccn
2002024810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Facing the challenges of whole-school reform : New American Schools after a decade, Mark Berends, Susan J. Bodilly, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for New American Schools."
  • "MR-1498-EDU."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ongoing Research
  • Caveats and Limitations
  • Organization of This Study
  • The Development of New American Schools
  • NAS's Whole-School Design Concept
  • Request for Proposals
  • NAS Design Team Selections
  • Development Phase and the Decision to Reduce the Number of Teams
  • The Demonstration Phase and Further Reduction in the Teams
  • Lessons and the Strategy for Scale-Up
  • An Overview of NAS
  • Selection of Scale-Up Partners
  • Scale-Up Experiences, 1995-1998
  • Comprehensive School Reform and the New NAS
  • The New NAS
  • Changes in NAS Designs
  • General View of Why Education Interventions Change Over Time
  • Findings
  • Intervening Experiences
  • Summary and Policy Implications
  • Implementation of NAS Designs During the Scale-Up Phase
  • RAND's Purpose and Analytic Tasks
  • An Overview of NAS Schools
  • Studies of Implementation: Research Questions, Methodology, and Limitations
  • Limitations of the Study
  • Implementation Levels in NAS Schools
  • Measuring Implementation in the Case Study Analysis
  • Constructing a Core Implementation Index
  • Findings
  • Factors Affecting Implementation in NAS Schools
  • Designs and Design-Based Assistance
  • School Capacity
  • Conceptual Framework for Understanding Implementation and Performance in NAS Schools
  • School Context
  • Selection Process
  • District Context
  • External Change Agents and School Improvement
  • RAND's Conceptual Framework
  • RAND's Program of Studies of New American Schools
  • Development and Demonstration Phase
  • Scale-Up Phase
Control code
49288116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xliv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780833031334
Lccn
2002024810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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