Center on School Turnaround: Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement CST

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:00 am

The webinar featured the Center on School Turnaround four domains for rapid improvement framework. This framework was designed to assist states, districts, and schools in leading and managing rapid improvement efforts. The framework shares, in practical language, the critical practices of successful school turnaround in four domains, or areas of focus, that research and experience suggest are central to rapid and significant improvement: turnaround leadership, talent development, instructional transformation, and culture shift.

The framework reflects the understanding that local context and implementation influence the outcomes of any improvement initiative. It further reflects lessons learned from the federal School Improvement Grants program:

  •  A successful school turnaround requires a systems approach with coherent guidance and support from the state and district to complement the actions of the school;


  •  A successful school turnaround is more than the  initial jolt of bold changes in structure, authority, and personnel; it includes phases in which effective practices and processes are routinized and sustained.

Many thanks to the participants who have different roles in school turnaround work who contributed to the rich discussion in the chat by sharing their practices and experiences.

Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement