ERIC Number: ED260098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Teachers as Mirrors and Monitors: Second Year Evaluation Report.
Sofer, Sheldon; And Others
Results are presented from the first two years of implementation of Detroit's Peer Teachers as Mirrors and Monitors Project. The data describe reading and mathematics achievement in grades 1-4 at two schools which participated in the project interventions, and one comparison school. Results indicate that: (1) teachers' appropriate use of time significantly increased; (2) teachers' attendance improved at School One and declined at School Two and the comparison site; (3) attendance for the second year was nearly equal at the two project schools, while the number of days absent at the comparison school almost doubled; (4) student on-task behavior remained almost stable over both years, and was higher at School One; (5) student attendance declined slightly at all three schools during the second year; (6) in both reading and mathematics achievement, School One outperformed School Two, which outperformed the comparison school; and (7) the correlation between academic achievement and time on task was reaffirmed during both years. Suggested explanations of the results are included, as well as equivalent national percentile ranks, a description of the curriculum, and criteria for schools' eligibility. (GDC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Improvement Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Peer Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Teacher Attendance, Teacher Student Relationship, Time Management, Time on Task
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests