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ERIC Number: ED432048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 138
Abstractor: N/A
Research You Can Use To Improve Results.
Cotton, Kathleen
This book describes research-based characteristics and practices that have been identified as leading to improvements in student performance. It is an expanded version of a research summary, first published in 1984, and is supported by more than 1,400 research studies. It was originally developed for use in schools receiving training in the Onward to Excellence school-improvement process. The findings are arranged under eight major topic areas: (1) leadership, planning, and learning goals; (2) management and organization; (3) instruction and instructional improvement; (4) interactions; (5) equity; (6) special programs; (7) assessment; and (8) parent and community involvement. Each topic area is subdivided into three levels: classroom, school, and district. Within each level are several practice clusters, with titles such as "Teachers Use a Preplanned Curriculum to Guide Instruction," that apply to that level and that are supported by research. The key research reports that support those practices are listed at the end of each cluster. The research cited here has examined a number of different approaches to school effectiveness, including school-effects research, teacher-effects research, research on instructional leadership, curriculum-alignment and curriculum-integration research, program-coupling research, and research on educational change. A large bibliography contains full citations for the works cited. (Contains approximately 1,330 references.) (RJM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
IES Cited: ED544778