TI: Turnaround in Texas: How One District Closed Its Minority Achievement Gap.
AU: Cook, Glenn
SO: American School Board Journal; v190 n2 p22-25 Feb 2003
NU: Clearinghouse: EA540434
AB: Describes how one district closed its minority achievement gap by employing the Brazosport model, a combination of effective-schools research and Total Quality Management principles. The model includes an eight-step "plan-do-check" instructional cycle for teachers and emphasizes teacher training and tracking data. Student- achievement data, not the system, drive decisions. (WFA)