• College Acceleration
  • Innovating Through the New American Research High School
  • item #: 27

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  • ©2012
  • 139 Pages

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Dr eric j ban

Eric J. Ban, Ed.D. is the principal of Crown Point High School in Crown Point, Indiana. In 2011 Crown Point High School received a designation as the New American Research High School from the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME) at IUPUI for producing results and meticulously documenting new sets of practices for others to produce similar results. Crown Point has secured the designation as the first lab school in the country by ACT and has been featured in Ed Week for innovation in dual credit modeling by constructing a next generation inter-rater scoring technology that validates college learning. Producing over 5000 college credits in 2011, 75% of graduating seniors are walking out of the high school with college transcripts and transferable advanced placement scores.

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Published by: Elephant Rock Books and Forum on Education © 2012 

College Acceleration draws a new conceptualization for high schools from the powerful nexus of research and practice found in the best research hospitals in the country. This new idea is applied to a new set of expectations for the twenty-first century high school where all students are prepared for college and careers. Dr. Ban details some key insights, like how to develop a system of innovations, build state university relationships for college programming that is affordable, accountable, and offers a pragmatic approach to high school strategic planning.

Dr. Ban’s experience in an educational business incubator and university faculty has provided powerful tools and understandings to support his current work as a high school principal. This front line experience with high school transformation has helped to detail this new research paradigm for high school from a practitioner's perspective. This book will give educators working within the charged climate of national standards and accountability for high school tools for transforming schools for the new century. The book includes reflections and questions for educators.

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