Publication Date: December 19, 2010
In their second collaboration, Wilcox and Angelis tell the stories of high school educators who embody best practices in their day-to-day activities—practices that consistently lead to higher student academic achievement across the core subjects for all students. This book shares results of a multicase study of how some high schools consistently deliver better student performance, including improved 4-year graduation rates. These schools have learned how to successfully adapt to the climate of increased (and increasing) accountability.
Best Practices from High-Performing High Schools is for anyone who strives to ensure that all students graduate from high school and are ready to succeed in college, in their careers, and in life.
Kristen C. Wilcox is a visiting assistant professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Janet I. Angelis is associate director of the Albany Institute for Research in Education (AIRE), University at Albany, State University of New York. They are coauthors of Best Practices from High-Performing Middle Schools: How Successful Schools Remove Obstacles and Create Pathways to Learning.
“Clearly explains why some high schools do better than others and offers specific examples of best practices in action. This is a must-read for every high school educator.”
—Jim Butterworth, former assistant commissioner, New York State Education Department
“A valuable and useful tool for high school educators everywhere.”
—Arthur N. Applebee, distinguished professor, University at Albany, SUNY