ERIC Number: ED479183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Technical Manual for the Texas Successful Schools Study: Quality Education for Limited English Proficient Students.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The Texas Successful Schools Study examined the educational practices, school characteristics, and educator characteristics that contributed to the success of seven high-performing elementary schools with high proportions of limited-English-proficient (LEP) and economically disadvantaged students. This technical manual further elaborates the information acquired through the study and the research methods used, for the benefit of educators in other school districts. Following an overview of the origin and scope of the study, its design and methodology are detailed, including descriptions of the qualitative and quantitative methods used, research questions, data sources, study cohorts and comparison groups, and methods of ensuring validity and reliability. Study findings are summarized, and ongoing evaluation is described. Appendices present study questionnaires and interview questions, formulas for descriptive statistics, bar and line graphic presentations, benefits and characteristics of the Multiple Operations Descriptive Longitudinal (MODL) design, research questions and data sources, validities and reliabilities of study instruments, and the study evaluation questionnaire. (Contains 81 references) (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas