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The New American High School

The New American High School

Edited by:
  • David D. Marsh - Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
  • Judy B. Codding - National Center on Education and Economy, Washington, D.C.

December 1998 | 240 pages | Corwin
This book pulls together the common themes of the many attempts at educational reform in the United States. It looks particularly at today's North American high school, where reform seems less tenacious compared to elementary and middle schools.
About the Authors
Part I: Where We Are and Where We Ought to Be
Judy B. Codding and Robert Rothman
1. Just Passing Through: The Life of an American High School
Marc S. Tucker
2. How Did We Get Here, and Where Should We Be Going?
Part II: The New American High School: A Standards-Driven Experience
Robert Rothman
3. Standards and Assessment: The Foundation of High Student Achievement
David D. Marsh and Philip Daro
4. Rethinking Curriculum and Instruction in the New American High School
Sally Hampton
5. Standards-Based Classrooms in High Schools: An Illustration
Jacqueline Kraemer, John Porter, and Marc S. Tucker
6. Beyond the CIM: Pathways to the Future
Part III: The New American High School: A Standards-Driven System
Judy B. Codding and Marc S. Tucker
7. A New High School Design Focused on Student Performance
David D. Marsh and Michael Strembitsky
8. District Redesign: Direction, Support, and Accountability for Standards-Based High Schools
David D. Marsh
9. Some Tough Choices Ahead
Marc S. Tucker and Judy B. Codding
Epilogue: Anne's World--circa 2005
Selected Bibliography
Lauren B. Resnick

"A credible plan for transforming secondary education by educators already involved in pioneering the change." 

Ron Brandt
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

"Finally, a clear and practical approach for implementing genuine school improvement based on high standards. Marsh and Codding have gone beyond the rhetoric of many high school reform leaders and have addressed the needs of parents and practitioners alike. Their "collection of essays" represents a powerful and pragmatic blueprint for a new American high school. Bravo." 

Robert A. Mackin, Finalist, National Principal of the Year, NASSP, and Principal
Souhegan High School, Amherst, New Hampshire

"David Marsh and Judy Codding do not simply challenge us to move beyond the status quo, but they provide practical how-to information and tools to motivate us to implement truly powerful school reform." 

Howard Lappin, California Principal of the Year, and Principal
Foshay Learning Center, Los Angeles Unified School District, California

 "This book is like a primer for those involved in high school reform. It combines theory and practice from the classroom to the boardroom. It is an important resource for those working in American high schools."

Sherry P. King, Superintendent
Mamaroneck School District, New York

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