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ERIC Number: ED249258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
School Improvement Program. Final Evaluation Report.
Gibbons, Michael
A School Improvement Program (SIP) was piloted at five schools of the Columbus Public Schools during 1982-83. The SIP had as its focus the improved pupil acquisition of basic skills through inservice support for professional staff at the building level in the characteristics of instructionally effective schools. Five evaluation objectives received technical support: needs assessment, survey of parents, inservice for teachers, Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA) inservice for teachers, and measures of overall program effectiveness (achievement test scores). The results of these evaluations are reported here. A large percent of the parents believed that the SIP helped their children. The inservice sessions were rated as successful, and participants indicated that they applied specific strategies in their work. Participants were also satisfied with the TESA inservice programs. Student achievement in both arithmetic computation and reading comprehension improved more than is usually expected. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.