Thursday, May 10, 2012

How to Make a Failing School Over-Achieve

In an inner-city school where bullying and gangs are typically a large concern--even in an elementary school--Plummer Elementary has been able to turn the entire direction of the school around.

The school was once performing at 405 on a California AYP scale where 800 was the target. And the scores were only getting worse each year. The vast majority--79%--of the students were English-language learners, making standardized test score benchmarks even harder to reach.

But it didn't matter. Watch how Plummer Elementary School came to consistently surpass California AYP guidelines when all the odds are stacked against them as they create the school where you would want to send your child.

1 comment:

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