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  • Quaglia Quoted

    My Education

    October 2013

    The My Education Report was made for young people, by young people. Led by nine Youth Ambassadors from the U.K., My Education was produced with Pearson Foundation and Teach First, and uses My Voice data to present key issues for today's youth.

  • Quaglia School Voice National Reports

    A visually rich summary of the findings of the most recent My Voice National report. This summary includes the voices of actual students, highlighting the importance of Self-Worth, Engagement, and Purpose to their academic motivation.

  • The underlying philosophy of the My Voice Survey and the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations is that students have something to teach us. The 2013 My Voice National Student Report (Grades 6-12) reveals the voices of students from across the United States and demonstrates the vital importance of listening to them. The My Voice Survey comprises 63 statements that address the 8 Conditions, as well...

  • The underlying philosophy of the My Voice Survey and the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations is that students have something to teach us. The 2012 My Voice National Student Report (Grades 6-12) reveals the voices of students from across the United States and demonstrates the vital importance of listening to them. The My Voice Survey comprises 63 statements that address the 8 Conditions, as well as a set of demographic questions. For the present report,...

  • This report summarizes findings from the 2012 My Voice National Student Report (Grades 6-12), which was completed by 94,248 students in grades 6-12 during the 2011-2012 academic year, representing 355 schools from across the United States.

  • The 2011 My Voice National Student Report provides students an opportunity for their voices to be heard and demonstrates the vital importance of listening to them. The My Voice Survey comprises 63 statements that address the 8 Conditions, as well as a set of demographic questions. For the present report, the My Voice Survey was completed by 57,883 students in grades 6-12 during 2010-11 academic year, representing 203 schools from across the United States.

  • The 2011 My Voice National Student Report summary of results, produced by Pearson Foundation, highlights major conclusions from this internationally recognized survey. These results measuring student perceptions in schools - from small rural schools to large urban districts - can be used to create a student-centered environment where children feel safe, valued and supported.

  • The My Voice Student Aspirations Survey assesses various aspects of student aspirations by asking students to respond to 63 statements about the 8 Conditions, as well as a set of demographic questions. For the present report, the My Voice Survey was completed by 19,444 students in grades 6-12 during the spring of 2010. Forty-three schools from six different states (from the South, Midwest, and Northeast regions of the United States) representing various sizes and socioeconomic...

  • This report summarizes findings from the 2012 My Voice National Student Report (Grades 6-12), which was completed by 19,444 students in grades 6-12 during the spring of 2010. Forty-three schools from six different states (from the South, Midwest, and Northeast regions of the United States) representing various sizes and socioeconomic backgrounds were included.

  • Between fall 2006 and spring 2008, 414,243 students in grades 6-12 completed the My Voice Student Aspirations Survey at 569 schools in 32 states representing various sizes and socioeconomic backgrounds. This survey asked students to respond to 57 statements about the 8 Conditions to better understand what motivates and inspires students to achieve, and how well students believe their school is meeting those objectives.

  • The My Voice Staff Aspirations Survey assesses staff aspirations by asking questions based on the 8 Conditions. By asking how staff perceive the school environment, My Voice provides educators and those that support them with a powerful tool for understanding both what motivates and inspires every person to achieve, and how well the staff believes their school is meeting those objectives. Between fall 2006 and spring 2008, 20,913 staff members completed this survey; 63% were...

  • Staff Publications

    Student Voice and Resilience in Learning

    Kristine Fox, Megan Bedford, and Brian Connelly

    September 2013

    Although research has a lot to say about how to foster academic resilience, encouraging student voice - which an abundance of research shows to have a positive effect on school success - has been largely overlooked (Mager & Nowak, 2012; McNulty & Quaglia, 2007; Mitra, 2004). This ASCD Express article looks at how student voice and academic success are inextricably linked - even among students from challenged backgrounds.

  • Living the Mission

    Michael Corso, Linda Lucey, and Kristine Fox

    October 2012

    This look at successful schools whose mission statements drive all decisions was featured in the October 2012 American School Board Journal. Includes case studies and the top three steps schools can take to start living out their own mission statements.

  • This is a commentary draft of the paper presented by Dr. Matthew J. Bundick at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2012 Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

  • Got Opportunity?

    Russell J. Quaglia, Kristine M. Fox, and Michael J. Corso

    November 2010

    This article, published in ASCD's Educational Leadership, examines how students' views about their opportunities in school and about student-teacher relationships correlate with students' levels of motivation, effort, and achievement. After analyzing survey responses, the authors conclude that the "opportunity gap" some students face has three key elements: the expectations gap, the relationships gap, and the participation gap.

  • Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships

    Raymond J. McNulty and Russell J. Quaglia

    September 2007

    How can students meet high academic standards if they don't believe in their ability to do so? This article, featured in AASA's The School Administrator, promotes an instructional framework for unlocking the door to engage high school students to learn at appropriate levels.

  • This book uses the 8 Conditions as a framework for improving school leadership. Administrators are presented with challenges, reflections, and action steps for effectively using the 8 Conditions as a leadership model.

  • Published in the NASSP Bulletin, this article shares an approach to make schools safer places for students using the 8 Conditions.

  • Toward a Theory of Student Aspirations

    Russell J. Quaglia and Casey D. Cobb

    Student aspirations is a term that is used frequently in education, yet there is little understanding and agreement as to what it means and even less understanding about its origin. The purpose of this paper, published in the Journal of Research in Rural Education (Vol. 12, No. 3) is to trace some of the key historical perspectives of the construct of aspirations, and from this backdrop introduce a new manner in which to view student aspirations.

  • This paper describes the various types of school-business partnerships that exist in rural America. Data were derived from an extensive review of literature and limited field observations and interviews. Findings indicate that little formal research has been conducted on reform-model, school-business partnerships. Two strands of thought regarding the organizational and personal interactions between schools and businesses are identified--the partnership domain and the relationship domain. The partnership domain is characterized by a static process, a well-defined...

  • The Three Phases of Change

    Russell J. Quaglia and David W. Brown

    August 1994

    Published in the American School Board Journal (Vol. 181, No. 8), this article discusses school districts that are implementing change through the phases of investigation, facilitation, and cultivation, and where staff members are encouraged to develop professionally according to their individual choices and their levels of success and commitment.

  • This paper, published in Education (Vol. 113, No. 4) describes the components of the University of Maine's Aspirations School Improvement Project (ASIP) which is designed to raise student and staff aspirations as a strategy for school improvement.

  • Published in Planning and Changing (Vol. 21, No. 2), this paper examines how, as state legislatures have become increasingly involved in establishing educational policy, state boards' authority has diminished.

  • An experiential course in administrative practice was designed at the University of Maine to address public and professional demands for competency-centered preparation courses. The course employs a predesigned case study replicating a school setting to move students beyond theory and into the interpersonal relationships and personal dimensions of school leadership practices. The underlying conceptual framework that guided course development is presented in three sections: (1) a description of the laboratory course design and structure; (2)...

  • Video

    EFF11: Mobile learning for the Masses? Mobile learning has triggered again the discussions about the unfulfilled potential of technology in education. With quite different meanings according to contexts, m-learning has recently emerged as a major opportunity to transform school education, bring more learning opportunities at home or even to reach marginalized populations, be that from a geographical or social perspective. In short, one would think that mobile learning is here...

  • A short video interview with Russell Quaglia and Michael Corso filmed at Corwin Press.

  • Dr. Russ Quaglia discusses how teachers know best in the run up to ASCD14 @EveryLearner.

  • Dr. Russ Quaglia believes students must be partners in decision making if we are serious about wanting schools to improve. This was part of his message at ASCD14 @EveryLearner Someday is Now!

  • Dr. Russ Quaglia shares his concern about the multiple goals schools have. He suggests schools should prepare students to just be ready (period). This was part of his message at ASCD14 @EveryLearner Someday is Now!

  • A preview of Dr. Russ Quaglia's presentation at ASCD14 @EveryLearner.

  • Dr. Rhonda Talford Knight asks, "How do we address the 'Relationship Gap' that exists between culturally diverse students and teachers?" This webinar explores three main topics: how we define culture, the role culture plays in teaching and learning, and cultural competency.

  • Why Learner Voice

    Gavin Dykes, Education World Forum; Dr. Russell Quaglia & Dr. Michael Corso, QISA

    February 2014

    International leader in educational innovation and technology, Gavin Dykes, joins QISA President & Founder, Dr. Russell Quaglia for a discussion of how personalization can increasingly lead to learning that is better-tuned to student aspirations, enthusiasms, and ambitions.

  • Program Evaluation: How to Count What Really Counts

    Sarah Rawlings, Director of Research and Evaluation, QISA

    January 2014

    With a focus on professional educators who drive decisions based on data, rather than "data-driven decision-making," this webinar will help educators evaluate programs in a way that leads to action.

  • Student Voice: Are We Ready?

    Dr. Russell Quaglia & Dr. Michael Corso, QISA

    December 2013

    Despite a growing fan base, student voice has not yet been meaningfully integrated within our schools; this webinar features a discussion between QISA leaders, Dr. Russell Quaglia and Dr. Michael Corso, about the readiness factors that must be assessed and revisited in schools seeking to foster purposeful dialogue with students.

  • Engaging Students: From Responsibility for Self to National Leaders

    Dawn Haywood, Chief Executive, Student Engagement Trust & Director, Aspirations Academies Trust

    November 2013

    This webinar explores an approach to student voice and leadership that provides a pathway for students to take responsibility for themselves and their own learning.

  • Race to the Top & My Voice

    Dr. Russell Quaglia, QISA President & Founder

    September 2011

    Dr. Russell Quaglia speaks about My Voice Ohio in the Race to the Top effort.