New Studies Dissect School Turnarounds―ACTION 100 Addresses Every Key Element Found in Successful Improvement

Today in EdWeek: The Institute of Education Sciences’ Turning Around Low-Performing Schools project pinpoints an interplay of strategies seen as key in turnarounds of chronically low-performing schools and offers recommendations for building momentum. American Reading Company’s ACTION 100 framework for improvement includes every element mentioned—in one comprehensive solution, now in its fourth year, that has been proven effective across the country.

The project’s findings confirm our powerful recipe for success: strong leadership; focused data use; targeted interventions; teacher collaboration; ongoing, intensive professional development in lockstep with the school’s turnaround plan; accountability and transparency about how a school’s improvements fit into district reform.

Built on the Common Core State Standards, American Reading Company’s ACTION 100 school transformation model addresses each key factor in jump-starting low-performing schools as they move toward accelerated, continuous reading improvement. More than 8,000 American Reading Company classrooms are teaching the Common Core State Standards and getting excellent results with ACTION 100.

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