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High School Roundtable: NCEA's Jean Rutherford Discusses America's High Schools at ECS MS Word PDF - This six-page brief addresses the questions of: What's wrong with our high schools? What does the research say about solutions? What are the implications for high school reformers? And what should the state role (and state policy) be? The author proposes that the intersection of unspecified content in courses, the separation of high school reform from larger K-12 reform and a lack of data are all equally to blame for the current situation of U.S. high schools. The author notes five themes common to high-performing school systems. Among the recommendations for state policymakers: implement longitudinal student information systems to gather the data needed for meaningful reform, and make state standards clearer. (Jean Rutherford, National Center for Educational Accountability, July 2005)...
Author: Jean Rutherford
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Publisher: National Center for Educational Accountability


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