How can you tell if your school is successful? Does a new school building make a difference? High test scores? What about small class sizes? Does the presence of innovative programs indicate quality? McEwan evaluates the effectiveness of schools through the introduction of ten research-based traits, fitting into three distinct categories. The book includes specific guidelines for determining their presence in your school, or determining how to implement them if they're absent. Included are websites, resource lists, model mission statements, sample reports, and service listings.
List of Figures and Forms
About the Author
Introduction: Do Schools Matter?
1. Strong Instructional Leadership
2. Research-Based Instruction
4. Relational Trust
6. High Expectations
7. Opportunities to Learn
Conclusion: Using the Ten Traits to Improve Your School