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ERIC Number: ED400297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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The Evaluation of the Lead Teacher Project.
Johanson, G.; And Others
The Lead Teacher Project at Ohio University included 84 teacher participants who represented 42 schools from 13 school districts in Appalachian Ohio. The project was designed to enhance the teaching and learning of science and mathematics at the elementary school level by helping the teacher participants develop skills, knowledge, attitudes, and leadership capabilities. The project, funded by federal, state, and local sources, used the resources of a range of experts at Ohio University in working partnerships for teacher training. The evaluation of the project was, in many ways, as diverse as the project itself. It was first necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of the teacher-education courses. This was done through a course evaluation questionnaire, weekly surveys, and informal discussions. Some analyses used the teacher as the unit of analysis and others used the teacher's students as the point of analysis. Student achievement was measured through the California Achievement Test, a process skills instrument created for the evaluation, and a curriculum standards survey for teachers was designed and implemented. Student attitudes toward mathematics and science were recorded by a project-developed instrument. Growth in teacher leadership skills was assessed through still another project-developed instrument. In general, the project was evaluated with respect to student performance, teacher performance, school building changes, and leadership. These measurements demonstrate the effectiveness of the project. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests