50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap by Carolyn J. Downey
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50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap
By Carolyn J. Downey

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

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50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap by Carolyn J. Downey

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Written for school leaders, this hands-on guide to improving student outcomes and schoolwide performance clearly outlines 50 strategies to achieve high-performing schools. Emphasizing a focus on educational equity for all students, the authors organize the 50 ways for improvement around six critical standards: establish a well-crafted, focused, valid, and clear curriculum to direct teaching; provide assessments aligned to the curriculum; align program and instructional resources to the curriculum and provide student equality and equity; use a mastery learning approach and effective teaching strategies; establish curriculum expectations, monitoring, and accountability; and, institute effective district and school planning, staff development, resource allocations, and provide for a quality learning environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412958981
ISBN-10: 1412958989
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Change to a supervision method that impacts student achievement by cultivating self-reliant teachers who are continuously improving their practice.

Tools for Achieving Total Quality Education by Carolyn J. Downey Tools for Achieving Total Quality Education, Paperback (December 1994)

This guide provides educators and administrators with 21 quality tools for solving problems in the school environment and beyond. Each of the procedures is clearly described and has been adapted for use at four levels within the school system: district, school, classroom and home.

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Author Biography - Carolyn J. Downey

Carolyn J. Downey is professor emeritus of educational leadership in the College of Education at San Diego State University. She formerly was the superintendent for the Kyrene School District, Phoenix-Tempe, Arizona. Downey has written several books and numerous articles. She is the author of the training program "The Three-Minute Walk-Through and Reflective Feedback for Higher Student Achievement." Her most recent book with Betty E. Steffy, William K. Poston Jr., and Fenwick W. English is 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap. She was the major architect of the CMSI Individual School Audit using the 50 Characteristics for Higher Student Achievement. She is the author of several of the Principal-Teacher Series for Higher Student Achievement training materials. She received her MS from the University of Southern California and her PhD from Arizona State University. Betty E. Steffy is a retired professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University. She formerly was a dean of a School of Education at a regional campus of Purdue University and served as deputy superintendent of instruction in the Kentucky Department of Education. She served as a superintendent of schools in New Jersey and as a director of curriculum for a regional educational agency in Pennsylvania. She created the professional development model entitled Life Cycle of the Career Teacher. She is the author/coauthor of ten books in education and numerous articles and symposium papers at UCEA and AERA. She earned her BA, MAT, and EdD from the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more about William Poston's PD offerings William K. Poston Jr. is an Emeritus Professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he served for 17 years. A former math and physics teacher, he accumulated 25 years of experience in educational administration including 15 years as a superintendent in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and in Billings, Montana. His experience includes serving as executive director of the Iowa School Business Management Academy-the licensure program for school business managers in Iowa-for 15 years. He is the originator of curriculum-driven budgeting, and he has led over 75 curriculum audits. Poston has written 13 books and over 40 journal articles and continues to provide extensive service to schools in the areas of evaluation, curriculum management auditing, performance-based budgeting, and organizational quality improvement. Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has been reported in national and international academic forums. He edited the 2006 SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, the 2009 SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration; and the 2011 SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd Ed.). In 2013, he received the Living Legend Award from NCPEA for his lifetime contribution to the field of educational leadership.

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