ERIC Number: ED255563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Measuring and Increasing Time-On-Task: A Cost Effective Approach.
Moore, JoAnne E.
This paper describes Detroit's "Peer Teachers as Mirrors and Monitors" project, a cost effective approach to increasing student achievement in mathematics and reading in grades one through four in Title I schools. The program consists of: (1) an observation/feedback system giving teachers data from their students' engaged-in-learning rates; and (2) four training interventions to provide teachers with management techniques, instructional strategies, research findings, and observation opportunities. Classroom observation data, attendance records and California Achievement Test results were used to evaluate the first two years of program implementation. Data indicate both project schools significantly increased the percentage of time spent in interactive instruction. The project was also successful in developing classroom observation measures, modifying teacher behavior, and implementing new instructional strategies. While the project had a positive impact, it is difficult to attribute student achievement gains entirely to this project. Observation materials, descriptive statistics, and data analysis results are appended. (BS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Classroom Observation Techniques, Compensatory Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Feedback, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Peer Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Teacher Evaluation, Time on Task
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: Detroit Public Schools MI; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Peer Teachers as Mirrors and Monitors Project; Project Follow Through
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).