Thirty schools with high percentages of Black students and economically disadvantaged students (Profile 3) were found to be beating the odds. Another 13 schools with different demographic profiles were also found to be beating the odds.
Pairing schools with similar demographics based on their profile numbers would allow successful schools to mentor struggling schools with similar demographic characteristics.
Koon, S., Petscher, Y., & Foorman, B. R. (2014). Beating the odds: Finding schools exceeding achievement expectations with high-risk students (REL 2014–032). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs.