The Study of School Turnaround

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U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

This project is documenting the turnaround process in 25 schools across six states and looking at how these schools have used their School Improvement Grant funds to implement improvement actions.

Turning around chronically low-performing schools has become an urgent priority. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided an additional $3 billion to fund aggressive school improvement efforts through the Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Under the SIG program, grantee schools must implement turnaround efforts that align with one of four interventions: (1) a turnaround model, (2) a restart model, (3) school closure, or (4) a transformation model. While there has been a large investment in this effort, a lack of research evidence on these interventions underscores the need to evaluate both the implementation and the results of SIG.

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