ERIC Number: ED181005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Changes in School Characteristics Coincident With Changes in Student Achievement. Occasional Paper No. 17.
Brookover, Wilbur B.; Lezotte, Lawrence W.
This is an in-depth analysis of eight elementary schools, six of which were characterized by improving student achievement and two of which were declining in student achievement. Data were collected through questionnaires and personal interviews. Ten major findings and 10 recommendations for improvement of student achievement are discussed, along with a detailed presentation of relevant data. The most pervasive finding concerned teachers' and principals' attitudes toward student achievement. The staff in the declining schools had low opinions of their students' abilities, while the staff in the improving schools had high opinions of student ability. (Authors)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Expectation, Institutional Characteristics, Performance Factors, Predictive Validity, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Influence
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing MI 48824 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.