EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.8, no.30, pp.117-139, 2008 (SSCI)
Problem Statement: New international assessment results place Turkey well behind most of its counterparts on student learning achievement. Turkish students also performed poorly in national assessments. It is interesting however, that in spite of the students' general failure in the national and international assessments, a few schools produce good results with an average level of resources. A qualitative analysis of these schools can explain what is going right in those schools and why.