ERIC Number: ED222486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Improvement in Maryland: A Study of Research in Practice.
Roberts, Jane M. E.; And Others
In 1980, the Maryland State Education Agency initiated a statewide effort, School Improvement Through Instructional Process (SITIP), to put into practice the results of research on classroom management and school effectiveness. SITIP was intended to provide training and technical support to all local education agencies (LEA's) during the adoption and implementation of innovative instructional processes. This report on the SITIP program contains eight chapters, the first of which is an introduction to the program. Chapter 2 of this report describes the stages and purposes of SITIP along with the topics, conferences, and institute conducted. Four topics were chosen for consideration in these meetings: (1) mastery learning; (2) student team learning; (3) management and use of instructional time; (4) and processes for instructional improvement. Chapter 3 summarizes an overview of an independent evaluation of the SITIP program. Included in the evaluation are questions addressed, measures and methods of data collection, data sources, data analysis, and reporting procedures. Chapter 4 contains a discussion of the three kinds of training events organized by the SITIP program: awareness conferences, summer institutes, and follow-up sessions. Each type of training event is described, and data are provided indicating attendance patterns and participant concerns and reactions. In the fifth chapter, a description is given of plans developed by participating LEA's for implementation of innovations and the technical assistance needs. Chapter 6 describes local implementation efforts concerning the four central conferences and institutes topics. The seventh chapter reports on technical assistance provided by the Maryland State Department of Education in support of local implementation of the four SITIP topics. The final chapter reviews SITIP activity areas and synthesizes major findings from the program. This report contains 83 tables presenting information on the SITIP program. (JD)
Descriptors: Action Research, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes, Mastery Learning, Peer Teaching, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Research Utilization, School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Time on Task, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Maryland; School Improvement Through Instructional Process