Case Studies

Improved state testing results by 22%

Warren Township, Indiana

Beginning in 2002-03, MSD of Warren Township piloted Indiana’s first 8-Step continuous school improvement initiative in its lowest-performing schools. Immediate increased student achievement prompted full implementation in all elementary schools, followed by middle schools. The chart...


How Eight Failing Schools in Chicago Were Turned Around Within Three Years

Chicago Public Schools

Strategic Learning Initiatives (SLI), a Chicago-based nonprofit consulting group, began its work in 2006 with10 high-poverty, low-achieving Chicago elementary schools slated for restructuring or closure. SLI partnered with Davenport Consulting to shape the design and implementation of its new...