ERIC Number: ED206698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Texas Junior High School Study: Teacher Self-Reports and Student Outcomes. Executive Summary [and] Volume I.
Evertson, Carolyn M.; And Others
The primary emphasis of the Texas Junior High School Study was the investigation of process-outcome relationships in 136 junior high school math and English classes. A total of 68 teachers were observed in nine junior high schools in a large urban school district. Teachers also responded to a questionnaire and an interview focusing on presage variables such as teachers' beliefs, expectations, assumptions about teaching, and self-reports of instructional practices. Two outcome measures were used: an achievement test reflecting the subject matter taught, and student ratings of teachers. Volume I presents relationships among teacher self-report variables measured by the questionnaire and interview, and the two outcome measures. The findings for mathematics teachers indicated that successful teachers are committed to a structured, whole-class teacher- and textbook-centered approach. The findings for English teachers indicated a strong interaction between teacher effectiveness and student entering ability, and a lack of correspondence between cognitive and affective measures of teacher effectiveness. Other results are discussed in detail, and these findings are compared with previous studies of presage variables. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Observation Techniques, English Instruction, Interviews, Junior High Schools, Language Teachers, Questionnaires, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: For related documents, see TM 810 600-602.