Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center

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Reshaping Rural Schools in the Northwest Region

Lessons from Federal School Improvement Grant Implementation

REL Northwest released a study examining implementation of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) transformation model in rural regions, exploring challenges in implementation and technical assistance to support these efforts. Leaders participating in research alliances with REL Northwest and other regional stakeholders requested this study to learn more about how implementation of the SIG transformation model has played out in rural schools across the nation.

Researchers used data from the first cohort of the U.S. Department of Education's SIG baseline database to administer a survey addressing four research questions.

  • How did principals of rural SIG transformation schools rate their school's implementation of the requirements of the transformation model?
  • To what extent do principals report challenges to implementation of the transformation model?
  • To what extent do principals report their school received technical assistance for the implementation of the transformation model?
  • To what extent are principals' reports of challenges and technical assistance related to implementation?