SEDL's Working Systemically Model: Final Report

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Authors: Karen S. Herbert, Kathleen M. Murphy, Miguel A. Ramos, Michael Vaden-Kiernan, Joan L. Buttram

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2006   

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From December 2000 through December 2005, the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) developed and refined a systemic model to improve student achievement in reading or mathematics in sites composed of low-performing districts and schools. The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin partnered with SEDL on this work, with support from American Indian Research and Development. Funding was provided through a 5-year research and development (R&D) contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

This report describes the Working Systemically model developed under this contract, presenting analyses of data related to its impact in 12 sites distributed across SEDL's five-state region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas). It focuses on the final 2 years of the project (2003–2004 and 2004–2005), documenting the sites' progress in developing systemic work and improving student achievement.

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