Are Programs for Low-performing Schools Really Helping?

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Source: Chalkbeat

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Education, institutions and programs that are dedicated to improving low-performing schools haven’t necessarily boosted student performance.

In the U.S., federal education law requires that every state has turnaround efforts happening in each of its lowest performing schools and yet because the impact of these programs is actually very hard to measure, it’s nearly impossible to measure the effectiveness of programs that are paid for by taxpayers, reports Chalkbeat.

For the study, researchers examined more than 150 turnaround programs that provide various services and support for low-performing schools. Only 11 percent of those programs had data to support their impact on schools.

Many of these programs have been endorsed by state agencies, yet have few studies or little evidence to show their impact in schools.

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