Raising 'standards' in schools : considerations in the first stage of an improvement intervention

Starr, Karen 2009, Raising 'standards' in schools : considerations in the first stage of an improvement intervention, Queensland teachers' journal, vol. 24, pp. 27-33.

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Title Raising 'standards' in schools : considerations in the first stage of an improvement intervention
Author(s) Starr, Karen
Journal name Queensland teachers' journal
Volume number 24
Start page 27
End page 33
Publisher Queensland Teachers' Union
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publication date 2009-11
ISSN 0033-6238
Summary This article discusses the initial phase of a government-funded intervention to raise school achievement in a cluster of schools with below average standardised test results. Five schools - four primary schools and one secondary school - in the far outer reaches of Melbourne achieved lower standardised test scores in literacy and numeracy than the state average. Two departmental strategies were in place before my involvement the appointment of a coaching teacher in each school, and funding for a four day intensive residential professional learning workshop for these coaching teachers, to be held at the beginning of the 2009 school year. lt was at this stage that I became involved in what was planned to be an ongoing research program to record, monitor and evaluate the success of the intervention.
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024879

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