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ERIC Number: EJ910624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
How Instructional Coaches Support Data-Driven Decision Making: Policy Implementation and Effects in Florida Middle Schools
Marsh, Julie A.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Martorell, Francisco
Educational Policy, v24 n6 p872-907 Nov 2010
This article examines the convergence of two popular school improvement policies: instructional coaching and data-driven decision making (DDDM). Drawing on a mixed methods study of a statewide reading coach program in Florida middle schools, the article examines how coaches support DDDM and how this support relates to student and teacher outcomes. Authors find that although the majority of coaches spent time helping teachers analyze student data to guide instruction, data support was one among many coach activities. Estimates from models indicate that data analysis support, nevertheless, has a significant association with both perceived improvements in teaching and higher student achievement. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida