These case studies of QISA's Demonstration Sites were compiled in partnership with Corwin to highlight the impact of the Aspirations Framework in schools.
In 2011, the Youngstown City School District (YCSD)—made up of 14 schools—became the first Local Educational Authority (LEA) in Ohio to be designated "in Academic Distress." As part of a comprehensive turnaround effort, initiated and supported by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) through a state appointed Academic Distress Commission (ADC), the Quaglia Institute was brought in to work with administrators, teachers, students, and the community to improve the teaching and learning environment in YCSD schools.
Woodside High School, CA
In the spring of 2011, Woodside High School adopted the 8 Conditions as its revised Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR's) going through the shared decision-making model employed by the school. Woodside also redefined its mission statement after much stakeholder input and discussion involving the voice of staff and students around the 3 Guiding Principles. The mission statement is now "All Woodside High School students can and will learn."
Conway Elementary School, SC
Conway Elementary School (CES) is located in the Horry County School District, South Carolina. The school is comprised of grades Pre K–grade 5 and has a student body of 700 and a staff of 100. The Conway Elementary community has used their School Voice survey and focus group results to plot a course of action that supports school and district goals.