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ERIC Number: ED499253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Instructional Coaching. Issue Brief
Kowal, Julie; Steiner, Lucy
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
Schools and districts invest a great deal of time and money in professional development for teachers through instructional coaching. With this effort comes the responsibility to design coaching programs that have the greatest potential to improve classroom instruction and, in turn, increase student learning. What research is available to help district and school leaders use coaching effectively? What is known about the qualities of a successful instructional coach? Do schools and districts have to provide training for coaches too? How should coaches be evaluated? District and school leaders must consider these types of questions before putting a coaching program into place. In this Issue Brief, the authors draw on the emerging research on instructional coaching to provide guidance for local leaders to effectively select, train, and evaluate coaches. (Contains 2 figures and 27 endnotes.) [This issue brief was published by the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement and administered by Learning Point Associates.]
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement. 1100 17th Street NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20035. Tel: 877-277-2744; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A