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CRESPAR Report #48: Four Models of School Improvement: Successes and Challenges in Reforming Low-Performing, High-Poverty Title I Schools
In this comprehensive report, the authors examine four distinct processes for reforming nine low-performing Title I schools in challenging high-poverty contexts.
CRESPAR Report #50: Core Knowledge Curriculum: Five-Year Analysis of Implementation and Effects in Five Maryland Schools
This is the final report from a five-year, matched-control study of five Maryland schools that began implementation of the Core Knowledge Sequence in the fall of 1994. This report provides both longitudinal implementation ...
CRESPAR Report #62: The Baltimore Curriculum Project: Final Report of the Four-Year Evaluation Study
This study reports the results of a four-year multimethod evaluation of the implementation of the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) in six Baltimore City schools. BCP used a combination of the Direct Instruction (DI) ...
CRESPAR Report #65: Bringing the District Back In: The Role of the Central Office in Improving Instruction and Student Achievement
Criticizing school district bureaucracies has become a growth industry over the past couple of decades. In the face of all this anti-district and anti–central office rhetoric, it is important to recognize the growing number ...