Schools across the nation, faced with the challenge of helping all students achieve
high standards for learning, need clear guidance on how to engage in lasting,
effective improvement efforts. But after more than 30 years of education research and
countless improvement efforts, no clear consensus exists for how to get the job done.
McREL (an internationally recognized, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving education for all through applied research, product development, and service) has done their best to give some answers with this report.