ERIC Number: ED351761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Minnesota Educational Effectiveness Program. Evaluation Report.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement.
Findings of a study that evaluated the effectiveness of the Minnesota Education Effectiveness Program (MEEP) are presented in this report. MEEP is a school-based program designed to improve the Minnesota educational system and is facilitated through ongoing staff development processes. The participating schools are supported by a statewide network of councils and facilitators. Phase 1 of the evaluation process provided summative and formative evaluations, which were based on data obtained from a survey of 995 out of 2,299 participants and telephone interviews with 46 educators. Phase 2 will identify a process for tracking MEEP's impact on student learning through group planning meetings. Findings are presented regarding respondents' demographic characteristics, program effectiveness, and impact. Some outcomes include teacher empowerment, positive attitudes toward teaching and students, increased staff involvement and collegiality, and improved student self-esteem and participation. Recommendations are made to continue or increase funding for MEEP, to conduct a formative evaluation of MEEP's support systems, and to develop a comprehensive ongoing evaluation process. Thirteen tables, one figure, and an executive summary are included. Appendices contain the survey and interview format. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Minnesota Educational Effectiveness Program