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May, Judy Jackson; Sanders, Eugene T. W. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
Districts throughout the nation are engaged in comprehensive transformation to "turn around" low performing schools. Standardized test scores are used to gauge student achievement; however, academic gains may lag behind leading indicators such as improved school climate and effective leadership. This study examines 16 underperforming…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, School Turnaround, Instructional Leadership
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May, Judy Jackson; Sanders, Eugene T. W. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
Districts throughout the nation are engaged in comprehensive transformation to "turn around" low performing schools. Standardized test scores are used to gauge student achievement; however, academic gains may lag behind leading indicators such as improved school climate and effective leadership. This study examines 16 underperforming…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Leadership, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement
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May, Judy Jackson – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 propelled high stakes testing to an unprecedented level of significance. Decisions based on the results of such mandated assessments is flawed in that the tests are not an accurate measure of actual knowledge and neglect to address environmental, socio-cultural, and economic factors influencing student…
Descriptors: Income, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Economic Factors