This study examined how two charter high schools located in the Phoenix area with a large population of low-socioeconomic students were able to assist students with academic success as measured through accomplishment on standardized achievement tests. Analysis of two Title 1 Reward high schools with grades 9 – 12 during the 2014 school year to determine what actions were implemented to attain high levels of student success on standardized achievement tests. Results were gathered through qualitative means from teacher, administrator, and other staff interviews and classroom observations. Findings from the study revealed how students were successful on standardized tests, how a culture of trust amongst teachers and administrators was implemented, identification of a specific set of academic commonalities was outlined that allowed for student interaction, support, and increased communication amongst between parents, teachers, and school administration, and other areas.
Metcalfe, Laura Schaffer
"The Quest to Increase Student Academic Outcomes: Actions of Two Charter High Schools,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 6:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol6/iss2/6
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