A New Era of School Reform: Going Where the Research Takes Us
Robert J. Marzano
This monograph provides a quantitative review of the research literature regarding school-, teacher-, and student-level variables that affect student achievement. That review has resulted in a perspective on school reform that is far more optimistic than those promoted in the mid 1960s. What have we learned since then? Is the picture of schooling more positive now? This monograph attempts to answer these questions. As the following chapter will illustrate, when the research undertaken during the last four decades is considered as a set, there is ample evidence that schools can and do make a powerful difference in the academic achievement of students.