Successful Efforts in Secondary Education

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School improvement efforts for all grade levels is not a new idea. The most recent push was in the mid-1990s. We are all familiar with the allegation that high schools are failing our kids. However, there are some high schools who have initiated dramatic reforms and been successful. This essay reviews and analyzes two research studies reporting high school reform measures. One occurred in Chicago, the other in a rural high school. The reforms are vastly different. Each study is analyzed with specific aspects reported like research design, theoretical foundation, methods and other components. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.