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Raising the Achievement of Low-Performing Students. Policy Brief [microform] / Bryan Goodwin
Bib ID 5671210
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Goodwin, Bryan
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
10 p. 
Summary

This brief synthesizes seven papers commissioned for a series of meetings convened by Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning to discuss raising the achievement of low-performing students. The purpose of the brief is to identify some causes of the low performance of marginalized students, and then offer research-based solutions for what district and state policymakers can do to help teachers improve the academic achievement of these students. Reasons for low achievement are grouped into six main areas: (1) weak or inappropriate curricula; (2) ineffective instruction; (3) disengaging classroom discourse; (4) poor student self-concept; (5) unsuccessful adjustment to school culture; and (6) prejudice. Among the ways to improve student achievement are: provide all students with rigorous curricula; help teachers improve instruction; provide support to students; create smaller classes and school units; increase parent involvement; identify and fix the ways low performance is manufactured; and establish strong, yet fair, accountability. (Contains 26 references.) (SLD)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: RJ96006101.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Academic Failure.  |  Achievement Gains.  |  Curriculum.  |  Disadvantaged Youth.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Instructional Effectiveness.  |  Low Achievement.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Policy Formation.
Form/genre Information Analyses.
Other authors/contributors Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO
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