The 1998 High Schools That Work Assessment
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Sites are Improving
The 1998 High Schools That Work (HSTW) Assessment report contains good news for HSTW sites in the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) area and provides information on specific school and classroom practices that need improvement. The report shows that school, district and state efforts to use the HSTW school improvement framework are paying dividends. More career-bound students are meeting the reading, mathematics and science performance goals and completing the HSTW-recommended academic core. The results are based on 196 schools in nine ARC states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.