School Turnaround Pocket Guide
Reauthorizing ESEA: Making Research Relevant
The Reauthorizing ESEA Pocket Guides are written by AIR experts to assist policymakers and educators as they consider changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The series of three guides focuses on provisions in the law to improve low-performing schools, ensure highly-effective teachers, and reduce the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers.
The School Turnaround pocket guide:
- describes the current provisions in the law including the targets for Adequate Yearly Progress;
- highlights the additional major federal programs related to turning around low-performing schools – including Race to the Top and the Title 1 School Improvement Grants;
- summarizes the research findings on efforts to improve chronically low-performing schools; and
- poses points for policymakers to consider and questions to frame the discussion as they reauthorize ESEA.