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Document Number: 1171

Dispelling the Myth: High-Poverty Schools Exceeding Expectations - In 1998-99, the Education Trust surveyed 1,200 schools identified by the states as their top-scoring and/or most-improving schools with poverty levels above 50%. The principals of 366 of these schools responded. This report summarizes the survey results and includes a directory of these schools that seem to be overcoming low expectations about poverty’s effect on student achievement. (The Education Trust, 1999) ...

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