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ERIC Number: ED421801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-24
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Statewide Evaluation of Accelerated Schools.
Meza, James, Jr.; Kennedy, Eugene; Teddlie, Charles
This document summarizes findings of a statewide evaluation of 11 pilot and 19 coaching-model schools participating in a Louisiana accelerated schools program. This 1995-96 evaluation aimed to determine whether the project met its stated objectives related to numbers of participants and types of services provided; ascertain the project's effects on school discipline, parental involvement, and student achievement; and ascertain the status of second- and fourth-generation schools on accelerated schools process indicators (powerful learning, unity of purpose, values, empowerment/responsibility, building on strengths, taking stock, vision, inquiry process, governance, and philosophy). Data were collected from various sources: a survey to measure process indicators, a feedback information survey completed by schools, project-related documentation, and open-ended interviews with project staff. Results showed that the project met its participation and service-provision objectives. Results for parental involvement, school discipline, and student achievement show consistent improvement over the life of the project. At least 60 percent of schools showed positive gains over time on 2 standardized achievement tests (LEAP and CAT). The schools process survey showed that second- and fourth-generation schools were making progress on most indicators. Included are five tables. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana