Thursday, December 23, 2010

Why Mt. Diablo chose to transform low-achieving schools

By Theresa Harrington from On Assignment -

This is a follow-up to my last post, giving information included in the Mt. Diablo school district’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) application that explains why officials decided to “tranform” the lowest-achieving schools instead of close them:

“Selection of Intervention Model

Based on the findings of the needs analysis, completed by district leadership, staff, teachers and parents, Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) has identified the following rationale for selecting the ‘Transformation’ intervention model for each of the four participating schools. District leadership, staff, teachers and parents have selected the transformation model because:
The model provided greater flexibility to intensify current practices which have shown positive student achievement results over the past year.

Read the complete article HERE.

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