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ERIC Number: EJ1019985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
School Improvement Plans and Student Achievement: Preliminary Evidence from the Quality and Merit Project in Italy
Caputo, Andrea; Rastelli, Valentina
Improving Schools, v17 n1 p72-98 Mar 2014
This study provides preliminary evidence from an Italian in-service training program addressed to lower secondary school teachers which supports school improvement plans (SIPs). It aims at exploring the association between characteristics/contents of SIPs and student improvement in math achievement. Pre-post standardized tests and text analysis of SIPs were performed regarding a sample of 248 schools (13,816 students) participating in the project. Results show differences in planning strategies: better school improvements are associated with the ability to carry out a careful analysis of the context, prioritize elements in the diagnostic phase of the process and detect specific improvement goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy