Buffalo-Rochester Parent Trigger Coalition ©2012 (over)
is the dramatic intervention in a low-performingschool that both produces
significant achievement gains within two years
andprepares the school for
into a high performingorganization. (Mass Insight)At the core of all turnaround intervention models are six
:1) effective school leadership and teaching 2) redesigned school schedule to increaseinstructional time 3) rigorous and aligned instruction 4) use of data for continuousimprovement 5) safe and healthy students and 6) family and communityengagement.
Overview of Intervention Models.
Replace the Principal, and restructure the way teachers are hired, the instructionalsupports teachers receive, learning time, and school governance
Replace the Principal and at least 50% of the teaching staff, and restructure the wayteachers are hired, the instructional supports teachers receive, learning time, and schoolgovernance
Convert, or close and re-open, the school as a charter school, or under the control of aneducation management organization. Current students would have preference to re-enroll in this school
Close the school and enroll the students in a higher-performing school in the district
Increase academic rigor by offering opportunities for advanced coursework (such asAdvanced Placement or International Baccalaureate; or science, technology, engineering,and mathematics course), early-college high schools, dual enrollment programs, orthematic learning academiesEstablish early-warning systems to identify students who may be at risk of failing toachieve to high standards or graduateIncrease learning time and create community-oriented schoolsPartner with parents and parent organizations, faith- and community-basedorganizations, health clinics, other State or local agencies, and others to create safeschool environments that meet students’ social, emotional, and health needsImplement approaches to improve school climate and discipline or take steps toeliminate bullying and student harassmentImplement a per-pupil school-based budget formula that is weighted based onstudent needs
Permissible activities under the transformation model listed above; or implement a newschool model (e.g., themed, dual language academy)