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Document Number: 11037

Examining Turnaround Efforts Funded by School Improvement Grants - To get an idea of the impact from federal School Improvement Grants, researchers compared low performing schools that got the grants with similar schools that didn't. In almost all operational areas, they found less than half of both groups reported having primary responsibility for decision making. Most states, districts and schools reported providing or receiving some turnaround support, and most states reported that monitoring involved site visits and analysis of student data. (Mathematica Policy Research, January 2014)...

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