High School Reform
Efforts to improve high schools center around a multitude of factors, some of which are related to rigor, relevance and relationships. These efforts focus on more than improving graduation rates, but also with providing students with a foundation for a fulfilling post-secondary experience.
EBE Request Desk Responses
EBE Request #492 - Examples of 9th grade transition programs
SERVE Center Resources
Edmunds, J.A. (2005). Learning from Failure: A Discussion Guide on High School Reform. Greensboro, NC: SERVE.
Edmunds, J.A., & McColskey, W. (2007). Levers for Change: Southeast Region State Initiatives to Improve High Schools. (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2007–No. 024). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast.
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Kendall, J. S., Pollack, C., Schwols, A., & Snyder, C. (2007). High School Standards and Expectations for College and the Workplace (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2007–No. 001). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Central.
Alliance for Excellent Education
Best Evidence Encyclopedia
Education Commission of States
Borman, G., Hewes G., Overman, L., & Brown, S. (2003, Summer). Comprehensive School Reform and Achievement: A meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research, 73, 2, 125-230.
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center. American Institutes for Research. (2006, October). CSRQ Center Report on Middle and High School Comprehensive School Reform Models.
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