Guiding Principles for Improving the Lowest-Performing Schools in Tennessee
This brief explores state-led efforts to turn around low-performing schools. Distilling research on school reform from the past several years, including research conducted by TERA, we compile a set of guiding principles for state efforts to improve low-performing schools. These guiding principles constitute a coherent and interconnected approach to reform, all of which are necessary to improve Tennessee's low-performing schools.
- Establish a dedicated organizational infrastructure.
- Identify and address barriers to improvement.
- Increase instructional capacity.
- Increase leadership capacity.
- Implement processes and practices to maintain stability.
- Brief - Defining and Measuring Progress in Improving Low-Performing Schools
- Brief - Creating Conditions for Effective State Support for School Turnaround
- Brief - School Turnaround After Five Years
- Brief - Driving Improvement in Low-Performing Schools
- Brief - Recruitment and Retention of Teachers in Tennessee's Achievement School District and iZone schools
- Podcast - The TNth Period Episode 5: School Turnaround After Five Years