Research Framework

We revive ailing schools by addressing the six major elements that shape the teaching and learning – and as a result, the student outcomes – in a school. Research points to the importance of each of these elements in creating an environment where students succeed.
View the complete list of supporting research.

Leadership that Drives Change

Strong leadership that set and maintain direction is at the heart of successful school turnaround (Aladjem et al., 2010; Bryk et al., 2020; Herman et al., 2008).

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The quality of teaching is the single-most important school-based factor in improving student achievement (Nye, 2004).

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Coherent Instructional Guidance

Successful turnaround schools consistently focus on using data to improve instruction and involving teachers in aligning the curriculum to state standards (Herman et. al., 2008).

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Student Centered Climate

A growing body of research identifies the relationship between  the learning environment and the students’ connection to the school.  (Blum, et al., 2002; Osterman, 2000; McNeely, et al, 2002; Whitlock, 2006).

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Family and Community Engagement

Effective family engagement is a cornerstone of a positive school environment (Christenson & Sheridan, 2001; Henderson & Berla, 1994).

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Comprehensive Diagnostics

The quality and level of implementation of the improvement plans is critical to successful school improvement (Herman et al., 2008).

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