AGI 2010 Forums
The AGI invites students, leading scholars and practitioners to Cambridge
to share their knowledge and experience in forums held in the Fall
and the Spring. These forums are open to the public.
High School, Instruction, test score gaps
High School Success Stories: How Did Some Exemplary High Schools in Greater Boston Raise Achievement and Narrow Test-Score Gaps?
Ronald Ferguson, Mary Skipper, Sharon Wolder
Ferguson presents key findings from the 2009 AGI report “How High Schools Become Exemplary”. Two leaders at featured schools, Skipper, TechBoston Academy and Wolder, Brockton High School shared their perspectives.
The instructional leaders from Brockton High School attribute success to their literacy initiative supported by literacy charts in every classroom. They also focused on open response drills and fostered student engagement.