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Koppel, Sheree P.; And Others – 1986
The School Effectiveness Structural Components Inventory (SESCI) was designed to assess structural elements in a school environment that contribute to effectiveness. The preliminary validation took place in 12 elementary schools in or near a large metropolitan school district. The schools were classified by overall school socioeconomic status, as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools
Gibble, Jacques; Masters, James – 1984
The Penn Manor CRT/Curriculum Articulation Project was designed to study the impact of the implementation of four specific interventions on the achievement of elementary school students in mathematics and language arts. The interventions were as follows: (1) classroom teachers were given individual curriculum skill objectives for their grade…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Analysis of Covariance, Behavioral Objectives
Grayson, Dolores A. – 1987
This paper describes the extent to which the Gender Expectations and Student Achievement (GESA) program has been disseminated at the national level, reports the findings of a validation study conducted in a California school district, and shares recommendations for further study and future plans. GESA was designed to reduce the disparity in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Inservice Teacher Education
Meyers, H. W. – 1984
Disaggregation of standardized test data is essential in determining the differential effects of the school's climate and program upon groups of students formed by social class. In a recent secondary school study comparing the outcomes of two approaches to school assessment (the Connecticut School Effectiveness Survey vs. The National Study of…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Education, Data Analysis, Educational Environment
Crowe, Michael R.; Veach, June P. – 1986
Student participation was examined in three educational programs and their corresponding environments or settings to determine the relationships between situational and demographic variables and basic skills learning and retention. Subjects were secondary students in four high schools and two career centers in a large midwestern urban center. At…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, College Preparation, Educational Research
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Gourgey, Annette F. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 1987
This study of drill-and-practice computer-assisted instruction (CAI) compares CAI with reinforcement, CAI with formal classroom instruction, and CAI alone to determine which is most effective for gains in achievement. Results are analyzed for remedial students in grades four to eight who studied reading and math, and future research needs are…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Analysis of Covariance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction
Thomas, John W. – 1985
Self-directed, or independent study activities were studied in adolescents, as well as their antecedents and consequences. The interrelationships, across age and grade, of several variables were described; i.e.: course requirements and conditions, student characteristics, study activities, and school achievement. First, autonomous learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Classification
Edeburn, Carl E. – 1985
Statistical evaluation indicated the effectiveness of 10 software packages used in a 3-year project to improve the reading and language skills of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Native American students. The project was implemented in four Rapid City (South Dakota) schools in which 79% of the Lakota (Sioux) Indian students (grades 3-6) were found…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Education