Intervention

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Model
name
CPS Intervention
Community
for learning
Expiditionary
Learning
Outward Bound
High Schools That Work
School Development (Comer model)
Talent Development High School
Year
founded
2000
1990
1992
1998
1968
1994
Participating high schools, 2001-01
5
18
30
1,250
26
35
Time to complete reform
1 year*
3 to 5 years
3 to 5 years
5 years
4 to 5 years
2 to 3 years
New staff

Yes
1 lead teacher
4 subject teachers

Yes
1 school facilitator
1 district coordinator

Optional
1 coordinator

Optional
1 coordinator

Yes
1 school facilitator
1 district coordinator

Yes
1 part-time facilitator the first year
2 part-timers the following year

Professional development days per year
10 to 13
12 to 14
25
4 to 12
10
12 to 19
Requires teacher approval
No
Yes
by consensus
Yes
80% approval
Yes
80% approval
No
Yes
80% approval
Teachers have input
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community has input
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Approximate cost to school**

$700,000
(central office funded)

$82,000 to $157,000

 

$30,000 to
$100,000

 

$3000 to $48,000

 

$32,000 to
$45,000

 

$57,000 to
$200,000

 

Assessment measures
Principal observes teacher five times; evaluates for competence in first year.
Confidential teacher observations by program staff or the school’s facilitator.
Students, teacers and schools keep portfolios, which are reviewed every year.
Mandated state, local and NAEP exams every other year; bi-annual student, teacher opinion surveys
Schools self-assess based on agreed upon standards; national database tracks progress.
Based on year 1 benchmarks, annual review of test scores and promotion, attendance and suspension rates.
Find More information

JoAnn Roberts
CPS Intervention
(773) 534-6770

Michelle Welborn Temple University
(215) 204-5113

 

Scott Gill
(319) 588-8473

Scott Warren, Beth Smith Southern Regional Education Board
(404) 875-9211

Vivian Loseth
Youth Guidance
(312) 435-9300

James McPartland
Johns Hopkins University
(410) 516-8803

*At this point, CPS has made no commitments beyond the 2000-2001 school year.
**From "Educator’s Guide to Schoolwide Reform," which estimates first-year costs based on a school of 500 students and 25 faculty.

Sources: American Federation of Teachers, American Institutes for Research