– Edmonton Superintendent
Edmonton Public Schools found itself with an interesting challenge in the fall of 2000. While some schools in the district performed well, as a group its test scores had generally stagnated and its high school completion rates lagged behind the rest of the province.
The district had experienced many successes in recent years. It had broken new ground with the introduction of site-based decision-making, new formulas for funding schools and other institutional improvements. But it hadn’t yet seen improvement where it mattered most — student achievement.
That fall, the district selected 26 schools for a pilot program to create and implement the Blueprints Framework. Each school received monthly training and coaching, and many made great gains in the first year.
The following charts represent the growth seen by schools in this district: