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Gottfredson, Denise C.; And Others – 1991
This report summarizes an evaluation of a staff development program to reduce disparity in educational achievement across race and sex. The Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA) program of S. Kerman, T. Kimball, and M. Martin (1980) was implemented in an elementary school. Achievement test scores, attitudes toward school and self,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Control Groups, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1989
Correlates of the teacher scales from the Effective School Battery (ESB) were examined in the Charleston County School District (CCSD) in South Carolina. Focus was on determining the relations between the ESB teacher scales and student academic achievement, progress through the grades, attendance, and dropout. This study was conducted as part of a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Dropouts, Educational Environment
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1990
The application of rational methods to improve student outcomes in a school district is described. Issues in school reform development are addressed, followed by a description of a restructuring program implemented in the Charleston County (South Carolina) School District to reduce grade retention and the dropout rate. The program was evaluated by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Dropouts, Educational Development
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Gottfredson, Denise C.; Fink, Carolyn M.; Graham, Nanette – American Educational Research Journal, 1994
Explores the causal nature of the association between grade repetition and later adolescent problem behaviors for 197 retained and 204 promoted African-American sixth and seventh graders in two urban middle schools. Regression analyses imply that retention reduced rebellious behavior in school and increased attachment to school. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Problems, Black Students