University of Virginia School Turnaround Research
Assessing School Turnaround: Evidence from Ohio (Draft)
This study employs a comparative interrupted time series to
examines a sample of 20 Ohio schools that participated in the
University of Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program and
finds participating schools experienced meaningful improvements in
student achievement after completing the two-year program.
District Readiness to Support School Turnaround
This guide, written for the Center on School Turnaround, provides state education agencies (SEAs) and districts (LEAs) with guidance about how to assess the district’s readiness to support school turnaround initiatives and it also provides an introduction to turnaround readiness conditions that will help districts to best position resources to enable turnaround schools to succeed.
The State's Role in Supportig Data Use to Drive School Turnaround
of the PLE outline ways the state Department of Education can better support
districts in creating and implementing a
Missouri and Ohio Schools Make Significant
Improvement Through UVA Turnaround Program
This study follows 34 elementary and middle schools in Missouri and
Ohio throughout the course of their participation in the University
of Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program.
New Monograph – State-Initiated School TurnaroundStrategies: Leveraging the State Education Agency to Drive Meaningful Change
In partnership with the
University of Virginia Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education School
Turnaround Specialist Program, eight states have implemented a strategy
entailing the State Education Agencies assuming a leadership role to drive,
manage, and support a targeted approach to turning around low-performing
No Time to Lose: Turnaround Leader Performance Assessment
Lauren Morando Rhim's brief presents the rationale supporting aggressive turnaround leader assessment efforts and outlines seven critical actions steps to increase the success rate of turnaround schools.
Learning How to Dance in the Queen City: Cincinnati Public Schools’ Turnaround Initiative
Lauren Morando Rhim's descriptive case study of the Cincinnati Public School District’s strategic school turnaround effort.
Importing Leaders for School Turnarounds
Public Impact explores lessons about when and how organizations in non-education sectors import leadership, including what it takes to tempt people away and how firms help make leaders successful in a new setting. The authors then consider likely challenges and critical next steps for applying those lessons to importing leaders for turnarounds of chronically failing schools.
Using Competencies to Improve School Turnaround Principal Success
Public Impact's report sheds light on the competencies of school turnaround leaders who succeed in driving rapid dramatic change.
Leading Indicators of School Turnarounds: How to Know When Dramatic Change Is On Track
Key principles and processes to guide the design and use of leading indicators in education
University of Virginia School Turnaround School Specialist Program 2010 Annual Report
This annual report presents a description of the academic performance of the schools led by principals who began the program between 2006 and 2009.
Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program Research Executive Summary
Executive Summary of Two Major Research Studies, 2004–2005
The stories of 10 exceptional educators and their efforts to turn around 10 low-performing Virginia public schools.
Keys to Sustaining Successful School Turnarounds
Fifteen case studies of elementary school turnaround initiatives that sustained improvements for at least two years were reviewed in order to identify the changes associated with the turnaround process.
School Turnaround Resources
School Turnarounds: A Review of the Cross Sector Evidence on Dramatic Organizational Improvement
Center on Innovation and Improvement
School Turnarounds: Actions and Results
Center on Innovation and Improvement
School Turnaround Leaders: Competencies for Success
School Turnaround Leaders: Selection Toolkit
The Turnaround Challenge
The Turnaround Challenge: Executive Summary
The Turnaround Challenge: Supplement to the Main Report