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Author(s):Education Trust, Inc
Title:Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Source:http://www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/6226B581-8...
Date:2005
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Short Description:Addresses what is know about the characteristics and practices of schools that are especially effective at improving the academic performance of previously low-performing students.
Annotation:This study addresses what is know about the characteristics and practices of schools that are especially effective at improving the academic performance of previously low-performing students. All the schools studied were able to make greater-than-expected gains with previously underperforming students.
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Achievement Gap
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