Addressing Barriers to Learning and
Closing the Achievement Gap:
New Directions for Student Support
We all recognize the urgency arising from the demands made by the No Child Left Behind Act.
With increasing accountability for student outcomes and dwindling budgets, it is essential to rethink use of existing learning support resources to maximize a school's capability for addressing barriers to student learning and teaching.
- Many schools are being designated as low performing
- Increasing accountability demands require demonstrating progress for students who are "economically disadvantaged, from racial and ethnic minority groups, have disabilities, or have limited English proficiency."
- All schools will be evaluated on criteria designed to identify sites that are "persistently dangerous."
We have developed a set of Presentations Handouts/Slides focused on key facets of this critical topic.
See: Enhancing School Improvement: Addressing Barriers to Learning and Reducing the Achievement Gap
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