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Close the Achievement Gap!

Six Simple Strategies that Work

The achievement gap is about poverty, race, expectations, teacher quality, parenting and test bias.

But in the end, it is really about literacy and learning.  Thirty-eight percent of children across America are not reading at grade level.  Within that 38%, seventy percent are African American and sixty-five percent are Hispanic.  There are schools making instructional decisions that are getting positive results in student achievement.  These schools show evidence of using six simple strategies focused on closing the achievement gap.

In this highly interactive session, participants will explore six concepts that target measurable achievement for all students.  These include the following mandates:

How to...
  1. Set High Expectations: Get Kids Emotionally Involved
  2. Challenge Students to Think: Teach Higher Order Thinking
  3. Require Rigor: Require Complete Sentences, Standard English
  4. Leave Nothing to Chance - Revisit! Review! Revise! Re-teach!
  5. Make No Excuses - Encourage At-Risk Participation
  6. Insist on Results - Emphasize Reading


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