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Cowley, Kimberly S. – 1999
This report discusses the administration of two instruments to faculty at 19 schools involved in the Appalachia Educational Laboratory's Quest project, which helps schools with educational reform efforts and challenges norms embedded in traditional school cultures. This study examined several constructs, including teacher efficacy, professional…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Effectiveness
Cowley, Kimberly S.; Meehan, Merrill L. – 2001
This study was conducted to explore the characteristics of and interrelationships between teacher efficacy and professional learning community in 19 schools participating in the Quest project at AEL, Inc. The Quest project is an applied regional research project that assists schools with educational reform efforts. The School Professional Staff as…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Self Efficacy
Meehan, Merrill L.; Wiersma, William; Cowley, Kimberly S. – AEL, 2004
The purpose of the study was to report normative AEL CSIQ ("AEL Continuous School Improvement Questionnaire") data for the total of 132 schools who had completed it by 2002. The normative data were developed and reported by type (level) of school, locale type (Johnson) codes, and schools nominated to be high performing learning communities. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Test Reliability, Academic Standards, Curriculum
Cowley, Kimberly S.; Nilsen, Kristine L.; Ceperley, Patricia E. – 2000
During the 1990s, Virginia implemented statewide Standards of Learning, but several school districts did not have the capacity to meet these new content and performance standards. In 1996, a "high-need" rural Virginia school district was selected as a development site where elements of a technical assistance system to improve student…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Questionnaires