ERIC Number: ED247302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Exemplary Teachers of LEP Students.
Curtis, Jonathan J.
Teachers from the Austin Independent School District were identified as providing exemplary instruction to elementary Hispanic limited English proficient (LEP) students based on a comparison of predicted versus actual achievement scores in reading, language, and math. Predicted performance was based on equations generated by stepwise linear regressions in which the following predictor variables were available: the previous year's performance in reading, language, and math and their interactions, and the student's entry level of oral English and Spanish and their interaction. The analyses identified 12 teachers whose average Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) residual gain scores were positive in reading, language, and math. Only second and third grade teachers met the pre-established criteria. In addition to identifying exemplary teachers of LEP students, it was planned that the subsequent year's evaluation would attempt to isolate characteristics of the teachers identified that may account for their success. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills