ERIC Number: ED489130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Evaluation of a Multi-School Pilot Project Designed to Close Achievement Gaps
Hughes, Georgia K.; Cowley, Kimberly S.; Copley, Lisa D.; Finch, Nicole L.; Meehan, Merrill L.
Appalachia Educational Laboratory at Edvantia (NJ1)
The purpose of this project was to study instructional practices useful in improving the academic achievement of all students, particularly African American students. AEL staff believed that the approach of working closely with school and district personnel to provide professional development and exemplary culturally responsive instructional materials in selected Kanawha County schools would yield differentiated teacher and student classroom behaviors. Further, AEL believed that this approach would build the schools capacity to continue improvement efforts aimed at raising the academic achievement of African American and other students. Thus, the research aimed to examine the impact of different levels of the intervention on teacher and student behaviors. (Contains 22 tables and 2 figures.) [This document was produced by the Appalachia Educational Laboratory at Edvantia, formerly the Appalachian Educational Laboratory (AEL, Inc.). It was presented at the 2005 National Evaluation Institute July 7-9, 2005, Memphis, TN.]
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Behavior, Instructional Materials, Pilot Projects, African American Students, Program Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Culturally Relevant Education
Appalachia Educational Laboratory at Edvantia, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348. Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free); Tel: 304-347-0400; Fax: 304-347-0487; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.edvantia.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.