Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

School Turnaround: Examining a Complex Process

By Janet Hurt, Ph.D., and Maria Sells, Ph.D.

The right operating conditions must exist for sustainable turnaround success. The University of Virginia’s national experts on turnaround schools claim that two major factors can influence the success of school turnaround. The first factor involves “…the characteristics and actions of the...

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Diagnosing the Root Causes of Underperformance

By Vinice Davis, M.B.A., and Maria Sells, Ph.D.

How can we develop tailored solutions based on the specific challenges and complexities of underperforming schools? State education agencies, responsible for the improvement of schools and local school systems, need help uncovering the root causes for underperformance and guidance planning for...

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Continuous Improvement System

Meeting the Promise of Continuous Improvement

By Mark Elgart, Ed.D.

The term continuous improvement has been part of the lexicon of school improvement for decades. From state accountability systems and district and school improvement plans to teacher and classroom protocols, continuous improvement practices have been replicated at different levels of scale...

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eProve surveys

Measuring Student Engagement with eProve surveys

By Matt Dawson, Ph.D. and Mike McGill, Ph.D.

Research has shown a strong relationship between student engagement and a variety of student success outcomes (e.g., Fredricks et al.,2004; Parsons et al., 2013). For example, Finn and Rock (1997) found that low-income minority students who were observed as engaged, were more likely to be...

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Case Study: Fleming County Schools

By AdvancED

About Fleming County Public Schools

Fleming County Public Schools, located in an agricultural area on the edge of the Appalachian foothills of Kentucky, is a small school system serving approximately 2,300 students across four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school...

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