ERIC Number: ED318831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-23
Reference Count: N/A
Project for Secondary School Improvement. Final Report.
Middle Cities Education Association, MI.
This two-part report comprises a description of an urban school improvement project in Michigan and the final evaluation report of the project. The Project for Secondary School Improvement was a 3-year program designed to assist secondary schools in 19 Michigan districts in implementing improvement models based on the research on effective schools and effective teaching. The program's first year focused on training five-person teams in a Madeline Hunter model called Essential Elements of Effective Instruction (EEEI). During years two and three, the project was split into two strands comprised of 26 school teams that used the School Improvement Based on Effective Schools Research model and 11 schools that used an extension of the EEEI model. Services included ten days of training for the schools that selected the Effective Schools model, assisting districts to develop support and plans, and support for all 37 schools. Overall, the program fulfilled its purpose to enhance teaching skills, improve building-level climate factors, increase administrator skills, and encourage the development of district-wide improvement plans. Recommendations for the improvement of administrator training and district-wide policy development are suggested. The following materials are appended: (1) a report on a strategic planning workshop; (2) an executive report submitted by the project director and two consultants; (3) a copy of the effective teaching inventory questionnaire and a statistical tabulation of the responses; (4) a summary of telephone interviews with teachers and principals; (5) a summary of the second-year telephone interviews; and (6) a copy of the inventory of effective schools concepts and the statistical tabulation of the responses. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Middle Cities Education Association, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan