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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
Hord, Shirley M.; Meehan, Merrill L.; Orletsky, Sandra; Sattes, Beth – Issues...about Change, 1999
This document describes the development of an instrument designed to assess the implementation of a professional learning community among school staff. It describes the growing need for such instruments as schools increasingly deviate from traditional approaches in education in their efforts to enhance student learning. An instrument that could be…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Needs, Faculty Development, Personnel Evaluation
Meehan, Merrill L.; Orletsky, Sandra R.; Sattes, Beth – 1997
A new instrument was designed by S. Hord (1996) to assess globally the maturity of a school's professional staff as a learning community. The Appalachia Educational Laboratory agreed to field test this instrument to determine its reliability and validity and to draw conclusions about its use in educational improvement. The instrument consisted of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Tests, Learning