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ERIC Number: ED547202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-4043-0
The Implementation of the Full Service School Reform Model and Its Impact on Middle School Climate and Student Achievement: An Investigative Study
Johnson, Joseph Hamilton
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Howard University
The Full Service Schools (FSS) reform model is an inter-agency collaboration between the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Choices, Inc., Insights Education Group and the DC Department of Mental Health. This comprehensive school reform model is based in the Response to Intervention paradigm and is designed to mitigate student academic and behavioral issues in the school and home. The Full Service School model consists of the central elements of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Strategic Design for Student Achievement, and Systems of Care. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the FSS model's overall effectiveness in addressing and improving issues of school climate and student achievement by collecting and analyzing secondary data provided by DCPS. Statistical analysis of the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System scores revealed that 7th grade reading scores and 8th grade math scores did improve significantly during the FSS pilot program. Analysis of the DCPS Stakeholder Survey found no significant changes in students' or staff's perceptions of school climate, while FSS Implementation Rubric scores analysis revealed that FSS sites significantly improved model implementation over time. The implications for future research include the need for longitudinal and mixed method research that utilizes a multitude of evaluation metrics to discern the impact of comprehensive school reform models over time. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia