Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts

AAAS: A System of Solutions: Every School, Every Student (full report)

American Association for the Advancement of Science

A System of Solutions: Every School, Every Student by Shirley Malcom, Joan Abdallah, Daryl Chubin, and Kathryn Grogan, provides guidance to school districts and sponsors investing in communities as the locus of educational change. With support from the GE Foundation, this American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) study of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) systemic education reform program, Urban Systemic Initiatives (USI), assesses how science and mathematics achievement gains were achieved in ten complex school systems serving largely minority students living in poverty. Six factors were found to support school systems in increasing achievement for all its students: Ownership & Accountability; Resources, Notably Time; Data & Research-based practices; High Expectations & High Standards; Management & System Capacity; and Implementation & Technical Assistance: Going to Scale.