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The High-Performing School

Benchmarking the 10 Indicators of Effectiveness

By: Mardale Dunsworth, Dawn Billings

Understand the research behind the 10 indicators, and use rubrics to improve your school. Use tools and strategies to create buy-in, involve stakeholders, and monitor and report your progress.

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The High-Performing School

Get three books in one! First, learn what research has identified as the 10 indicators of high-performing schools. Then, use rubrics to track how closely your school reflects those practices and learn what you can do to improve. Finally, use tools and strategies to create buy-in and involve all stakeholders, as well as monitor and report progress along the way.

ForeWord Book of the Year Award Finalist
  • Review up-to-date summaries of research on the characteristics and practices of effective schools.
  • Learn how to use rubrics for determining the degree of a school's effectiveness.
  • Gain step-by-step instructions for planning and conducting or undergoing an on-site school review.

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Product Code: BKF602

ISBN: 9781936764938

Page Count: 384

“With solid practical research, organized rubrics and good planning, the authors say the low-achieving school can be transformed.

“Mardale Dunsworth and Dawn Billings are co-founders of a consulting company and have worked together at the Oregon and Washington departments of education, where they designed professional development for curriculum and instruction topics and provided services to low-performing schools.

“Their book discusses ten themes from research that can be used as effectiveness indicators and the foundation for on-site school planning.

“For those who need to define where their schools are, where they should be headed and how to get there, this book gives step-by-step guidance. However, they must be willing to limit their own creativity and cover all the details to obtain the desired results, but if they do so, they are almost guaranteed success.”

Arthur Stellar, superintendent, Burke County Public Schools, North Carolina, for The School Administrator, October 2010

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