School Improvement and Effectiveness
AIR’s efforts in the area of school improvement and effectiveness encompass a broad range of issues, including comprehensive school reform, high school improvement, turnaround schools, and standards-based reform, as well as policies and practices that influence teacher effectiveness. We conduct evaluations and critical reviews of the research, identify promising and proven practices, and provide tools and technical assistance to help implement them.
We work at the state and district levels, developing strategies to cultivate capable leaders, promote effective teaching, engage students, and foster student achievement through strong curriculum and instruction and a positive school climate.
Our state consulting services provide education agencies and policymakers with the tools they need to improve the performance of all their schools and districts. At the district level, we collaborate with individual districts and schools to develop lasting customized solutions that will set a positive course for change. In all cases, our technical assistance and recommendations are research-based and address widespread issues.