I know this is ambitious, but why not start now? How can we help schools pull themselves up? My small contribution is to talk about it here and try to find tools that will help. This may take years, but why not start? If you have a proven strategy that has worked to turnaround a school, please let me know so I can put it here. I'm also looking for benchmark schools to study. My definition of a benchmark would be a school that was in the bottom 10% of schools on CSAP (or other state test) for at least 3 years and then improved to proficiency (Performance) for at least 3 years and has either maintained proficiency or continued to improve since then. After the move to proficiency there have been at least 2 different principals.
State and local Departments - Education Turnaround