Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, Berkeley, CA; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
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The Benchmark Study examined Title VII Comprehensive School grantees as they implemented schoolwide programs to reform, restructure, and upgrade services for language-minority students within the context of schoolwide reform. The tools in this resource guide, developed as part of the Benchmark Study, were originally developed as data collection tools for capturing change over time within schools implementing reform inclusive of limited English proficient (LEP) students. The tools offer multiple avenues for documenting evidence in a range of school reform areas and can help schools implementing reform to gauge progress over time. Specifically, the resource guide contains the following: (1) a framework for understanding comprehensive reform; (2) comprehensive reform rubrics for assessing a school's progress; (3) primary and upper grade examples of each dimension; (4) evidence checklists; (5) rubric worksheets; (6) a literature review; and (7) activities for using the tools contained in the resource guide. (Contains 115 references.) (EV)