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Document Number: 6148

Reaching Capacity: A Blueprint for the State Role in Improving Low-performing Schools and Districts - Schools and districts in Massachusetts – disproportionately those that serve low-income and non-white students – are struggling and need tools, resources and assistance to raise student achievement. Sections I, II and III of this report define the existing problem, and sections V, VI and VII provide guidance toward fulfilling the state’s commitment to all students. The report concludes that the state needs greater capacity to provide support in three domains: (1) curriculum and professional development, (2) assessment and data, and (3) leadership. Appendix A (starting on page 46) provides cost estimates for the major recommendations. (Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy at MassINC, 2005)...

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