In Focus: Examining Schools' Use of Practices Promoted by School Improvement Grants (In Focus Brief)
- SIG schools (which implemented a SIG-funded intervention model) reported using more SIG-promoted practices than non-SIG schools (which did not implement a SIG-funded intervention model) in all four areas examined: (1) comprehensive instructional reform strategies, (2) learning time and community-oriented schools, (3) teacher and principal effectiveness, and (4) operational flexibility and support.
- Across all schools, use of SIG-promoted practices was highest in the comprehensive instructional reform strategies area and lowest in the operational flexibility and support area.
- Across the four areas, there were no differences between SIG and non-SIG schools in use of SIG-promoted practices that focused on English language learners (ELLs).
Evaluating Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences