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ERIC Number: ED309570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Turning Around At-Risk Schools.
Freiberg, H. Jerome; And Others
Teachers who are trained in Consistency Management and who use its principles in the classroom can facilitate improvement in student academic achievement. The Consistency Management Program, consisting of school and classroom management strategies integrated with instructional methods, seems to provide the conditions for learning to occur. Five geographically diverse schools with the common characteristics of large portions of minority students, low socioeconomic status student backgrounds, and high student mobility, participated in the Consistency Management teacher training program. When tested by the Texas Education Assessment of Minimal Skills, students from the five program schools showed a 17 percent increase in passing, while nonprogram students showed a 2 percent decline in passing. The teacher training on Metropolitan Achievement Tests improved student achievement by 12 percent in language arts and mathematics, 8 percent in social studies and science, and 4 percent in reading. Further, each of the five schools reduced time spent on disciplining students. Follow-up interviews with 19 teachers and the five schools' principals highlighted the Consistency Management Program, whose success supports the desirability of ongoing inservice programs and whose training provided teachers with a clear plan for discipline through the entire school. Data tables are appended. (37 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas