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Improving Low-Performing Schools in Alabama Research Alliance

The goal of the Improving Low-Performing Schools in Alabama Research Alliance is to form a Professional Learning Community to build research capacity in support of improving the state's lowest performing schools (Priority Schools). The Alliance is comprised of program directors and turnaround team members from the Alabama State Department of Education and university faculty members.

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Members of the Improving Low-Performing Schools in Alabama met on January 14, 2014, at the 4-H Camp in Columbia, Alabama. Pictured (l to r, front row): Dr. Terry Cash (Consultant), Ann Allison, Phyllis Montalto, Dr. Mark Kirkemier, Dr. Molly Killingsworth, Dr. Sandra Spivey, Dr. Julie Hannah, Dr. Catherliene Williamson, Lori Boyd, Dr. Steve Edwards (Consultant); back row: David Pike and Dr. Zickeyous Byrd.

Alliance Work

Research Questions
  • What are the academic goals and accompanying objectives addressed by Alabama’s Priority Schools in their 2014-15 continuous improvement plans, and which are the most and least common?
  • What are the organizational goals and accompanying objectives addressed by Alabama’s Priority Schools in their 2014-15 continuous improvement plans, and which are the most and least common?
  • What research-based strategies are included in the continuous improvement plans of Alabama’s Priority Schools to meet their stated goals, and which are the most and least common?
  • What are effective research-based practices for improving low-performing schools?
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Strategies for Improving Low-Performing Schools: A Search Tool

Geographical Areas Served

Alabama

 

Member Organizations

Contact Information

Archie Hill, Ph.D.
ahill@rmcres.com
(800) 762-5001
(813) 915-0010