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Similar Students, Different Results: Why Do Some Schools Do Better?

October 2005

What schools do and what resources they have for doing it can make a powerful difference in the achievement of students from low-income backgrounds, according to the initial findings from a new EdSource study. Based on a large-scale survey of principals and teachers in 257 California elementary schools serving many low-income students, the analysis identified four interrelated practices associated with higher API scores and suggested implications for district and principal leadership. The study was conducted by EdSource and researchers from Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the American Institutes for Research.

Executive Summary (PDF 100 KB)

Initial Report of Findings (PDF 913 KB)


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