ERIC Number: ED475198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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The Houston Annenberg Challenge Research and Evaluation Study. Year Two Evaluation Report. Transforming Public Schools.
Reyes, Pedro; Phillips, Joy C.
Houston, Texas, was one of the cities awarded a grant via the Annenberg funds to implement school reforms. It developed the Houston Annenberg Challenge with local collaborators to initiate and nurture systemic change, thus improving education. A research and evaluation study investigated how funded schools implemented the reform initiative, what schools were doing as a result of the initiative; and what impact the initiative had on schools and on student achievement. Information came from student achievement data and case study school data. This report describes: "Houston Metropolitan Area Context"; "The Houston Annenberg Challenge Context"; "Student Achievement"; "Student Grade Retention"; "Student Dropout"; "Survey Analysis: A Research and Evaluation Study, Spring 2001" (Annenberg student, teacher, principal and parent data); "Effects on Teaching and Learning"; "Effects of Family and Community"; and "Effects on Systemic Change." The research indicates that about 90 percent of the Houston Annenberg funds are spent on professional development, which has dramatically impacted teachers' practice. Student learning is on the rise, with teachers, administrators, students, and families united to provide excellent education for all students. Surveys are appended. (Contains 47 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Dropout Rate, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Faculty Development, Family Involvement, Grade Repetition, Leadership, Limited English Speaking, Principals, Racial Differences, School Holding Power, Self Efficacy, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
Houston Annenberg Challenge, Wedge International Tower, 1415 Louisiana, Box 9, Suite 3250, Houston, TX 77002-7332. Tel: 713-658-1881; Fax: 713-739-0166; Web site: http://www.houstonannenberg.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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