ERIC Number: ED226094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Usability and Effectiveness of the Wisconsin Program for the Renewal and Improvement of Secondary Education: A Summary of the Empirical Evidence.
Klausmeier, Herbert J.
The Wisconsin Program for the Renewal and Improvement of Secondary Education (WRISE) was designed in order to enable staffs of local junior and senior high schools to improve student achievement in English, mathematics, and reading. Toward this purpose, a series of filmstrips, audiocassettes, a textbook, and various learning guides were developed for both school staffs and university students preparing for secondary school teaching or administration careers. This report outlines the purposes and activities of WRISE, describes its implementation in five Wisconsin schools, discusses the research strategy developed for ongoing evaluation of the program's effects on achievement, and provides achievement data for participating students. Information from a wider survey (involving ten schools) of teachers' and staff members' perceptions of the WRISE program is also presented. Finally, evaluation findings of university classes and instructors using WRISE materials and concepts are briefly reviewed. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Identifiers: Wisconsin; Wisconsin Program for Renewal and Improvement