Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Volume 6 | 1990

Volume 6 | 1990 | Issue 4

What Students Say about Essential Schools: Voices students' ideas about the role that personalization plays in their learning and about how attending an Essential school affects their motivation and learning. Download PDF

Volume 6 | 1990 | Issue 3

Performance and Exhibitions: The Demonstration of Mastery: Examines performance-based assessment-what it looks like, what it measures, how it is graded, how standards can be applied; includes examples and ways to implement and evaluate them. Download PDF

Volume 6 | 1990 | Issue 2

Educational Policy and the Essential School: Explores how Essential schools have progressed in spite of apparent obstacles from state and district policies; includes a checklist for dealing with policies that conflict with Essential school principles. Download PDF

Volume 6 | 1990 | Issue 1

At the Five-Year Mark: The Challenge of Being Essential: An interview with Ted Sizer, the Coalition's founder, about what he and others at the Coalition learned the first five years' work with Essential schools. Download PDF