ERIC Number: ED265181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Project BEST: 1984-85 Final Technical Report.
Project Basic Effective Strategies for Teaching (BEST) is a long-range three-year staff development program designed to provide teachers and administrators in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District with a common language and instructional plan. It is applicable to all subject areas and at all grade levels. This document contains the final technical report on Project BEST, responding to the following questions: (1) What is Project BEST; (2) Were sessions implemented as planned; (3) How did staff rate BEST sessions' quality; (4) Did BEST improve instructional leadership; (5) Was Best considered useful; and (6) Has BEST accomplished its goals for 1984-85. An Executive Summary lists the major positive findings and the major findings requiring action. The appendices include materials and information on the following topics: (1) districtwide surveys; (2) staff development evaluations; (3) check of understanding; (4) BEST observations; (5) instructional nominations; (6) achievement--Texas Assessment of Basic Skills, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, Tests of Achievement and Proficiency; and (7) district records. (PN)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Secondary School Teachers, Student Records, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Test Results
Austin Independent School District, Office of Research and Evaluation, 6100 Guadalupe, Box 79, Austin, TX 78752 ($5.15 plus $1.00 postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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; Tests of Achievement and Proficiency; Texas Assessment of Basic Skills