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ERIC Number: EJ874476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1557-2870
Evaluating Three Programs Using a School Effectiveness Model: Direct Instruction, Target Teach, and Class Size Reduction
Thompson, Bruce
Third Education Group Review, v2 n3 2006
Value-added models, which rate schools for effectiveness while taking into account the poverty and other socioeconomic status of the students, are generating increased interest. This paper describes the use of one such model to evaluate whether school ratings changed when three new programs were introduced: the "Target Teach" curriculum alignment, direct instruction, and the SAGE class-size reduction. Average ratings for the schools introducing curriculum alignment and direct instruction underwent statistically significant increases. Those implementing the SAGE class-size reduction did not. The paper discusses possible reasons for the findings and the strengths and limitations of this approach to program evaluation. (Contains 1 figure, 6 tables and 14 endnotes.)
Third Education Group.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills