Many National Forum members have developed or are in the process of designing comprehensive school reform models aimed at bringing about whole-school change. These programs are supported, in part, by different sponsors, including the Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the US Department of Education, New American Schools, and several private foundations. What makes these programs distinctive is that they seek to bring about changes in all facets of the school, including organization and climate; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; professional development; leadership; and parent/community involvement.

Below are several comprehensive school reform models which are being used in middle-grades schools across the country. Their developers are all members of the National Forum.

Models

For more information on comprehensive school reform and reform models, visit the National Clearinghouse on Comprehensive School Reform.