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Going to Scale with PDSs

‘Going to scale’ is defined as creating sufficient numbers of PDSs to prepare all teacher candidates placed in a district, and to support the needs of new teachers in that district. The strategy is targeted at providing professional clinical preparation and induction for new teachers in order to increase teacher quality and raise retention rates, particularly in low-performing schools. With the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, NCATE worked with three PDS partnerships in urban areas to explore this concept and develop models for how it might be achieved.

Denver, Jacksonville, and Waco PDSs Develop a Plan to ‘Scale Up’. Strategy to Improve Teacher Quality and Increase Achievement of At-Risk Students in Hard-to-Staff Urban Schools by Marsha Levine.

Levine Marsha (Spring 2004)" Going to Scale with Professional Development Schools" Quality Teaching , Washington, DC.: NCATE

Wise Arthur and Marsha Levine (February 27, 2002) "The 10-Step Solution Helping Urban Districts Boost Achievement In Low-Performing Schools in Urban Districts". Education Week