David L. Silvernail and Erika K. Stump
More Efficient High Schools in Maine: Emerging Student-Centered Learning Communities explores whether schools can be high performing, efficient, and student-centered at the same time.
Seven of Maine’s high schools were selected for the study, of which five were classified as “more efficient” by exhibiting higher student academic performance and a higher return on spending. Findings show that more efficient high schools demonstrate key characteristics of student-centered learning, and the report offers detailed examples of proven student-centered approaches.
Student-centered education systems provide all students equal access to the skills and knowledge needed for college and career readiness in the 21st century.