ERIC Number: ED230663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Results of a Survey of Northwestern High School Staff. High School Improvement Project, June 1982.
As part of the evaluation of the High School Improvement Project (HSIP), a survey was conducted to measure staff perceptions of school and instructional effectiveness behaviors and activities at Northwestern High School in Detroit, Michigan. The questionnaire used was an abbreviated version of the School Effectiveness Questionnaire developed by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The seven characteristics which were measured included: (1) safe and orderly environment, (2) clear school mission, (3) instructional leadership, (4) high expectations, (5) opportunity to learn and student time-on-task, (6) frequent monitoring of student progress, and (7) home-school relations. Results showed, respectively, that: (1) most of the respondents agreed that the school was neat, clean, and comfortable; (2) more than one-third of the respondents indicated uncertainty about the program objectives; (3) the principal was viewed by most respondents as having good personal relationships with students and teachers, good problem solving ability, and as being supportive of staff development; (4) over 75 percent of respondents agreed that low achieving students presented more discipline problems than other students; (5) class atmosphere was regarded as conducive to learning; (6) teachers monitored class assignments; and (7) there was too little communication between parents and the school. The survey instrument is appended to this report. (AOS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.