ERIC Number: ED228258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Effective Schools Questionnaires, 1981-82.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Five questionnaires based on Ronald Edmonds' work on "effective schools" were developed for elementary and secondary students, teachers, principals, and parents. They were designed to assess the perceptions of each group on the five areas identified by Edmonds as distinguishing effective and ineffective schools for students from low-income families. These characteristics represent areas to which schools may look for improvement. They are: (1) the principal is a strong instructional leader; (2) there is an emphasis on basic skills; (3) pupil progress is monitored frequently; (4) school staff have positive expectations for all students; and (5) the schools' climate is safe, orderly, and business-like. The questionnaires were designed for optional use by the principals themselves. An attached memo provides the principals with instructions on using the instruments and interpreting the results, although there are no norms available. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Note: For related documents, see ED 211 296, TM 820 769 (Section XIII), and TM 820 777; Contains figures with small print.