What is School Turnaround?

School Turnaround is dramatic intervention in a low-performing school that both produces significant achievement gains within two years and prepares the school for long-term transformation into a high performing organization. (Mass Insight, The School Turnaround Group)


The mission of the School Turnaround Office is to provide a comprehensive system of support for school innovation and the turnaround of low achieving schools.

Core Strategies:

  • Provide access to information and models of best practice
  • Create professional communities of practice across the State
  • Connect districts and schools to key change partners and partner organizations
  • Promote high quality school design through funding and outreach


Last Updated: September 20, 2013