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2011 Standard 1 - Bibliography

Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations
 

1.  The school community engages in a dynamic, collaborative, and inclusive process informed by current research-based best practices to identify and commit to its core values and beliefs about learning.

Burris, Carol Corbett, and Delia T. Garrity. Detracking for Excellence and Equity. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Burris, Carol Corbett, Ed Wiley, Kevin Welner, and John Murphy. Accountability, Rigor, and Detracking: Achievement Effects of Embracing a Challenging Curriculum as a Universal Good for All Students. Teachers College Record. Vol. 110, #3, p. 571-607, March 2008. To order online: http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=14614. Member login required.

Connell, James P., and Adena M. Klem.  First Things First: A Framework for Successful Secondary School Reform. New Directions for Youth Development. n111 p53-66 Fall 2006. To purchase online access to article: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/113490754/
issue
.

Costa, Arthur, and Bena Kallick. Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Council of Chief State School Officers. Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2008 As Adopted by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 2008. Retrieved from
http://elan.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/
WF/ELAN/Education Leadership Policy Standards ISLLC 2008.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Dolejs, Chris. Report on Key Practices and Policies of Consistently Higher Performing High Schools. National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, October 2006. Retrieved from
http://www.betterhighschools.org/docs/ReportOfKey
PracticesandPolicies_10-31-06.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

DuFour, Richard, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Thomas Many. Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree, 2006. To order online: http://www.solution-tree.com.

Erickson, H. Lynn, Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2008. To order online: http://www.corwinpress.com.

Ferrero, David J., Pathways to Reform: Start With Values. Educational Leadership. February 2005 | Volume 62 . Pp 8-15. Number 5. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/
summer05/vol62/num10/Pathways_to_Reform@_Start_
With_Values.aspx
accessed July 2009).

Huebner,Tracy A., and Grace Calisi Corbett. Rethinking High School: Preparing Students for Success in College, Career, and Life. West Ed for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2004. Retrieved from http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/gf-07-02.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Institute for Research and Reform in Education. First Things First: A Framework for Successful School Reform. Prepared for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2003. http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/white_paper_may_
2003.pdf
.

National Association of Secondary School Principals. Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2004. To order online: http://www.principals.org.

National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. How Highly Effective Leaders Support Teachers. National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality with funds from the U.S. Department of Education. March, 2008. Retrieved from
http://www2.tqsource.org/strategies/het/HighlyEffective
Leaders.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Alliance. A Call To Action: Transforming High School for All Youth. Washington DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, April 2005. Retrieved from http://www.hsalliance.org/_downloads/home/Call To Action 2005/
CalltoAction2005.pdf
(accessed July 2009).


National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. National High School Center, July 2008. Retrieved from http://www.betterhighschools.com/docs/NHSCEight
Elements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. National High School Center. June 2008. Retrieved from http://www.betterhighschools.org/docs/NHSCEight
Elements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Rhodes, David et al. Getting to Results: Student Outcomes in New and Redesigned High Schools. Prepared by the National Evaluation of High School Transformation for the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation, 2005. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/
Documents/Outcomes Rpt 10_21.pdf
. (accessed July 2009).

Rooney, Joanne. The Principal Connection / What Do We Believe?  Educational Leadership. February 2008 | Volume 65 | Number 5. pp 88-90. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/
feb08/vol65/num05/What_Do_We_Believe.aspx
  (accessed July 2009).

Rutherford, Paula. Instruction for All Students. Alexandria, VA; Just ASK Publications, 2008. To order online: http://www.justaskpublications.com.

School Improvement in Maryland. Creating a Shared Vision. MDK12. Retrieved from http://www.mdk12.org/process/leading/vision.html (accessed July 2009).

Thiers, Naomi.  How Schools Improve.  Educational Leadership Study Guide. February 2005 | Volume 62 | Number 5. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/
educational_leadership/study_guides/feb05/vol62/num05.
aspx
(accessed July 2009).

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, Kay Brimijoin, and Lane Narvaez. The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Wagner, Tony, and Robert Kegan, et al. Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming our Schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. To order online: http://www.schoolchange.org/books/.

WestEd. Engaging Parents in Education: Lessons From Five Parental Information And Resource Centers. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, June 2007. http://www.edpubs.ed.gov to order online. http://www.ed.gov/admins/comm/parents/
parentinvolve/engagingparents.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2007. To order online: http://www.ascd.org
 

2.  The school has challenging and measurable 21st century learning expectations for all students which address academic, social and civic competencies. Each expectation is defined by specific and measurable criteria for success, such as school-wide analytic rubrics, which define targeted high levels of achievement.

Alliance for Excellent Education. High School Teaching for the Twenty-First Century: Preparing Students for College, Issue Brief. Alliance for Excellent Education, September 2007.
Retrieved from http://www.all4ed.org/files/HSTeach21st.pdf (accessed July 2009).

American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st Century Learner. American Association of School Librarians, 2007. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesand
standardslearningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf
(High resolution) (accessed July 2009).

Conescu, Rachel et al. New Rules, New Roles: Preparing All Young People for a Changing World, A Report on Career Exploration and Preparation for Young People. DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund, 2000. Retrieved from http://www.wallacefoundation.org/Site
CollectionDocuments/WF/Knowledge Center/Attachments/PDF/
New Rules New Roles.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Conley, David T., College Knowledge: What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008. To order online: http://www.josseybass.com.

Department of Labor, The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. What Work Requires of Schools: A SCANS Report for America 2000. U.S. Department of Labor, June 1991.
Retrieved from http://wdr.doleta.gov/SCANS/whatwork/
whatwork.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Dolejs, Chris. Report on Key Practices and Policies of Consistently Higher Performing High Schools. National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, October 2006. Retrieved from
http://www.betterhighschools.com/docs/ReportOfKey
PracticesandPolicies_10-31-06.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Education Trust. Gaining Traction, Gaining Ground: How Some High Schools Accelerate Learning for Struggling Students. The Education Trust, November 2005. Retrieved from http://www.edtrust.org/dc/publication/gaining-traction-gaining-
ground-how-some-high-schools-accelerate-learning-for-struggl
(accessed July 2009)

eSchool News staff and wire services reports.  Survey reveals the skills employers covet. eSchoolNews. Tue, Oct 10, 2006. Retrieved from http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=41362&CFID=2844512&CFTOKEN=46694510 (accessed July 2009).

Ferrero, David J., Pathways to Reform: Start With Values.  Educational Leadership. February 2005 | Volume 62 . Pp 8-15. Number 5. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/
feb05/vol62/num05/Pathways_to_Reform@_Start_With_
Values.aspx
(accessed July 2009).

Huebner,Tracy A., and Grace Calisi Corbett. Rethinking High School: Preparing Students for Success in College, Career, and Life. West Ed for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2004. Retrieved from
http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/gf-07-02.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Institute for Research and Reform in Education (IRRE). Mapping of First Things First components to the Gates Foundation Essential Components of Schools. IRRE, 2004. Retrieved from http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/Mapping_FTF_
components_Gates_Foundation.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Institute for Research and Reform in Education. First Things First: A Framework for Successful School Reform. Prepared for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2003. http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/white_
paper_may_2003.pdf
.

Jerald, Craig D. Measured Progress: A Report on the High School Reform Movement. Education Sector, March 2006. Retrieved from http://www.educationsector.org/usr_doc/Measured_
Progress.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National Association of Secondary School Principals. Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2004. To order online: http://www.principals.org/

National High School Alliance. A Call To Action: Transforming High School for All Youth. Washington DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, April 2005. Retrieved from http://www.hsalliance.org/_downloads/home/Call To
Action 2005/CalltoAction2005.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Alliance. Increasing Academic Rigor in High Schools: Stakeholders Perspectives. Washington DC: The Institute for Educational Leadership, October 2006. http://www.hsalliance.org/_downloads/NNCO/RigorScan.pdf (26 pgs)

National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. National High School Center. June 2008. Retrieved from http://www.betterhighschools.org/docs/NHSC
EightElements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Map: Social Studies. Learning and Thinking Skills: Social Studies. 21st Century Skills, Aug. 2007. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org/images/stories/matrices/
ICTmap_ss.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Map: English. 21 Century Skills, Nov. 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/21st_century_skills_
english_map.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Map: Social Studies. 21st Century Skills, Nov. 2008. Retrieved fromhttp://www.p21.org

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Standards, a Partnership for 21st Century Skills epaper, 21st Century Skills, 2007.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Education & Competitiveness: A Resource and Policy Guide. 21st Century Skills, 2008.

Sawchuk, Stephen. 21st-Century Skills' Focus Shifts W.Va. Teachers' Role. Education Week, January 9, 2009. To access online: http://www.edweek.org (available subscribers only; nonsubscribers may purchase on single article basis).

Schmoker, Michael J. The Results Fieldbook: Practical Strategies from Dramatically Improved Schools. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

School Improvement in Maryland. Creating a Shared Vision. MDK12. Retrieved from http://www.mdk12.org/process/leading/vision.html (accessed July 2009).

Silva, Elena. Measuring Skills for the 21st Century. Education Sector, November 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.educationsector.org/usr_doc/MeasuringSkills.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Stiggins, Richard J. "Are You Assessment Literate?" The High School Magazine, March 1999, p.20.

Thiers, Naomi.  How Schools Improve.  Educational Leadership Study Guide. February 2005 | Volume 62 | Number 5. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/
study_guides/feb05/vol62/num05.aspx
(accessed July 2009).

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, and Cindy A. Strickland. Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9–12. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2005. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, Kay Brimijoin, and Lane Narvaez. The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom: Strategies and Tools for Responsive Teaching. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2003. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Trilling, Bernie, and Paul Hood.  Learning, Technology, and Education Reform in the Knowledge Age. Educational Technology, May/June 1999.  Retrieved from http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/rs/654
(26 pgs.)

Wagner, Tony, Rigor Redefined Educational Leadership, October 2008. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/
oct08/vol66/num02/Rigor_Redefined.aspx
(accessed July 2009).

Wagner, Tony, and Robert Kegan, et al. Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming our Schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. To order online: http://www.schoolchange.org/books/.

Wagner, Tony. Beyond Testing: The Seven Disciplines for Strengthening Instruction. School Change Consulting (first published in Education Week, 2003). Must register and login to download pdf file. Retrieved from http://www.schoolchange.org/articles/beyond_testing.html (accessed July 2009).

Wagner, Tony. Teaching and Testing the Skills That Matter Most. School Change Consulting (first published in Educational Week, November 2008). Retrieved from http://www.schoolchange.org/articles/teaching_and_testing_
the_skills_that_matter_most.html
(accessed July 2009)."

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2007. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Wylie, E. Caroline. Formative Assessment: Examples of Practice. Council of Chief State School Officers, 2008. To download pdf file: http://www.ccsso.org/publications/index.cfm?init=1.

Zmuda, Allison, and Mary Tomaino.  A Contract for the High School Classroom.  Educational Leadership. March 1999 | Volume 56 | Number 6 . Pp59-61. To order on-line: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/18257516/A-CONTRACT-for-the-HIGH-SCHOOL-CLASSROOM (accessed July 2009).
 


3.  The school's core values, beliefs, and 21st century learning expectations are actively reflected in the culture of the school, drive the curriculum, instruction, and assessment in every classroom, and guide the school's policies, procedures, decisions, and resource allocations.

 American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st Century Learner. American Association of School Librarians, 2007. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesand
standards/learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_
2007.pdf
( accessed July 2009).

Burris, Carol Corbett, Ed Wiley, Kevin Welner, and John Murphy.  Accountability, Rigor, and Detracking: Achievement Effects of Embracing a Challenging Curriculum as a Universal Good for All Students.  Teachers College Record. Vol. 110, #3, p. 571-607, March 2008. To order online: http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=14614. Member login required.

Buzzeo, Toni, and Stephanie Wilson.  Data-Driven Collaboration in Two Voices.  Library Media Connection, v26 n2 p20-23 Oct 2007. To subscribe to the magazine online: http://www.linworth.com/lmc/.

California School Library Association, Standards Task Force, ed. Debbie Abilock. Standards and Guidelines for Strong School Libraries. California School Library Association, 2004.
Retrieved from http://www.csla.net/pub/pdf/CSLA_Standards.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Connell, James P., and Adena M. Klem.  First Things First: A Framework for Successful Secondary School Reform.  New Directions for Youth Development. n111 p53-66 Fall 2006. To purchase online access to article: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/
113490754/issue
.

Costa, Arthur, and Bena Kallick. Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Erickson, H. Lynn, Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2008. To order online: http://www.corwinpress.com.


Ferrero, David J., Pathways to Reform: Start With Values. Educational Leadership. February 2005 | Volume 62 . Pp 8-15. Number 5. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/
feb05/vol62/num05/Pathways_to_Reform@_Start_With_
Values.aspx
(accessed July 2009).

Goe, Laura, Courtney Bell, and Olivia Little. Approaches to Evaluate Teacher Effectiveness: A Research Synthesis. National Comprensive Center for Teacher Quality, June 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.tqsource.org/publications/EvaluatingTeach
Effectiveness.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Huebner,Tracy A., and Grace Calisi Corbett. Rethinking High School: Preparing Students for Success in College, Career, and Life. West Ed for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2004. Retrieved from
http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/gf-07-02.pdf (accessed July 2009).

Hunter-Geboy, Carol et al., ed. Susan Philipson Bloom. A Guide to the Family Advocate System. Institute for Research and Reform in Education. Institute for Research and Reform in Education. 2004. Retrieved from
http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/Family_Advocate_
System_Guide.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Institute for Research and Reform in Education (IRRE). Mapping of First Things First components to the Gates Foundation Essential Components of Schools. IRRE, 2004. Retrieved from http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/Mapping_FTF_
components_Gates_Foundation.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Institute for Research and Reform in Education. First Things First: A Framework for Successful School Reform. Prepared for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2003. http://www.irre.org/publications/pdfs/white_paper_may_
2003.pdf
.

Jerald, Craig D.   Measured Progress: A Report on the High School Reform Movement.  Education Sector, March 2006. Retrieved from http://www.educationsector.org/
usr_doc/Measured_Progress.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Marzano, Robert J., Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock. Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

National Association of Secondary School Principals. Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2004. To order online: http://www.principals.org.

National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. How Highly Effective Leaders Support Teachers. National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality with funds from the U.S. Department of Education. March, 2008. Retrieved fromhttp://www2.tqsource.org/strategies/
het/HighlyEffectiveLeaders.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National Evaluation of High School Transformation. Rigor, Relevance, and Results: The Quality of Teacher Assignments and Student Work in New and Conventional High Schools. The National Evaluation of High School Transformation, a collaborative effort between the American Institutes for Research and SRI international, prepared for the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation, 2005. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/learning/Documents/
Rigor Rpt 10_21.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

National High School Center. Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. National High School Center, July 2008. Retrieved from http://www.betterhighschools.com/docs/NHSC
EightElements7-25-08.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 21st Century Skills Standards, a Partnership for 21st Century Skills epaper, 21st Century Skills, 2007. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org/documents/21st_century_
skills_standards.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Education & Competitiveness: A Resource and Policy Guide. 21st Century Skills, 2008.

Rooney, Joanne. The Principal Connection / What Do We Believe? Educational Leadership. February 2008 | Volume 65 | Number 5. pp 88-90. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/
feb08/vol65/num05/What_Do_We_Believe%C2%A2.aspx
(accessed July 2009).

Sawchuk, Stephen.  21st-Century Skills Focus Shifts W.Va. Teachers Role. Education Week, January 9, 2009. To access online: http://www.edweek.org (available subscribers only; nonsubscribers may purchase on single article basis).

Schmoker, Michael J. The Results Fieldbook: Practical Strategies from Dramatically Improved Schools. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

School Improvement in Maryland. Creating a Shared Vision. MDK12. Retrieved from http://www.mdk12.org/process/leading/vision.html (accessed July 2009).

Silva, Elena. Measuring Skills for the 21st Century. Education Sector, November 2008. Retrieved from
http://www.educationsector.org/usr_doc/Measuring
Skills.pdf
(accessed July 2009).

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, and Cindy A. Strickland. Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9–12. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2005. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, Kay Brimijoin, and Lane Narvaez. The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2008. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001. To order online: http://www.ascd.org.

Trilling, Bernie, and Paul Hood.  Learning, Technology, and Education Reform in the Knowledge Age.  Educational Technology, May/June 1999.  Retrieved from http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/rs/654
(26 pgs.)
 

Wagner, Tony, and Robert Kegan, et al. Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming our Schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. To order online: http://www.schoolchange.org/books/.

Wagner, Tony.  Beyond Testing: The Seven Disciplines for Strengthening Instruction.  School Change Consulting (first published in Education Week, 2003). Must register and login to download pdf file.
Retrieved from http://www.schoolchange.org/articles/beyond_testing.html (accessed July 2009).

Zmuda, Allison, and Mary Tomaino.  A Contract for the High School Classroom.  Educational Leadership. March 1999 | Volume 56 | Number 6 . Pp59-61. To order on-line: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/18257516/A-CONTRACT-for-the-HIGH-SCHOOL-CLASSROOM (accessed July 2009).
 


4.  The school regularly reviews and revises its core values, beliefs, and 21st century learning expectations based on research, multiple data sources as well as district and school community priorities.

Ferrero, David J.,  Pathways to Reform: Start With Values.   Educational Leadership. February 2005 | Volume 62 . Pp 8-15. Number 5. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/
feb05/vol62/num05/Pathways_to_Reform@_Start_With_
Values.aspx
(accessed July 2009).

National Association of Secondary School Principals. Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2004. To order online: http://www.principals.org.

National Staff Development Council.  Examining Evidence. JSD: The Journal of the National Staff Development Council. Fall 2008. Vol 29, No 4. To order online: http://www.nsdc.org.