ERIC Number: ED214979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Measuring and Validating the Characteristics of Instructionally Effective Schools in Connecticut.
Villanova, Robert M.
Efforts undertaken as a part of the Connecticut School Effectiveness Project to collect meaningful, valid and reliable data on the characteristics of instructionally effective schools are described. Data Collection instruments and procedures have been designed to both validate the constructs upon which the Connecticut model is based and to provide information for school improvement. The characteristics that describe instructionally effective schools include a safe and orderly climate, a common sense of purpose or mission, strong instructional leadership, high expectations and a sense of efficacy, a substantial amount of time spent on focused teaching and learning, and purposeful parent and community involvement. Efforts in this area are designed to extend and develop the present research base and to establish a solid foundation on which to build focused school improvement projects. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Connecticut School Effectiveness Project; School Effectiveness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982); Small print in Appendices C and D.