ERIC Number: ED264250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Johns Hopkins-Baltimore City Public Schools Effective School Project. Report No. 357.
Gottfredson, Denise C.
The Effective Schools Project is a test of a general method for improving organizational effectiveness. The method--Program Development Evaluation (PDE)--calls for researcher-practitioner collaboration in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs to increase school effectiveness. Two Baltimore City junior high schools are working with Johns Hopkins researchers to reduce school disorder, increase attendance, and improve educational attainment. Both schools used the PDE method to design programs during 1982-83 and implemented them during 1983-84. The present evaluation shows that the schools are improving as a result of the project. Large and consistent increases were observed in staff morale, effective administration, and in teachers' reports of their schools as places where innovative planning and action occur. Findings also imply decreased school disruption and increased achievement. This report describes the projects, summarizes data on implementation, and recommends ways to facilitate the application of the PDE method in future projects. Appendices include profiles of school climate, non-Effective School Battery scales, teacher characteristics measures, and results for all program outcomes. (Author/LMO)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.