Conditions for Student Success: The Cycle of Continuous Instructional Improvement

March 1, 2007

How can school finance better support student performance? This paper details a vision of performance-oriented school finance crafted by the National Working Group on Funding Student Success.

The National Working Group was convened by the School Finance Redesign Project at the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education. This paper, written by working group member Joanne Weiss of NewSchools Venture Fund, explores the conditions necessary to remake education as a performance-driven system. It lays out the practices that need to be in place, the solutions and tools that need to be built to make those practices scalable, and the deployment of resources (both financial and human capital) necessary to enable continuous instructional improvement and academic gains for all students.