ERIC Number: ED333545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Change in Staff and Student Performance As a Function of an Effective Schools Approach to Staff Development.
March, Judith K.; Crisci, Pat E.
A process to initiate recommended reform initiatives based on effective schools correlates and teacher effectiveness research is described in this report. Using the Achievement Formula, school districts conducted indepth self-studies of their instructional programs to compare student achievement levels with student ability and to determine the extent to which school context variables such as attendance, climate, and instructional leadership impact student achievement. Outcomes included improvements in skill levels of teachers and principals, grades, student attitudes, perceptions of school climate, and collaborative relationships. The staff development component, Techniques of Responsive Intervention to Validate Effective Teaching (TRIVET), was found to be most effective when teachers and administrators participated together. TRIVET positively affected administrators' skills in conducting appropriate classroom appraisals, leading to improved quality of classroom instruction, which in turn contributes to increased student achievement. Two tables are included. The appendix contains the Achievement Formula flowchart and school plan worksheets. (56 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio