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Quesel, Carsten; Schweinberger, Kirsten; Möser, Guido – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
In social contexts, feedback by observers, participants, or recipients provides information on performance and products, thereby creating an opportunity to learn and improve. In education governance, many countries rely on school inspection by professional observers to convey feedback on organizational and pedagogical processes and outcomes. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), School Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Wind, Stefanie A.; Jones, Eli; Bergin, Christi – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Classroom observation is a common approach to teacher evaluation. Yet, concerns about differences in rater judgment are widespread. Despite this concern, few researchers have examined the practical impact of such differences in rater judgments on teachers' judged effectiveness. This study fills that gap. Using data from a large-scale teacher…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Interrater Reliability, Elementary School Teachers
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Holzberger, Doris; Schiepe-Tiska, Anja – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
The relevance of the school context to creating a successful learning environment and promoting teachers' instructional quality is not yet clear. In the current study, we examine whether schools differ in aspects of instructional quality (i.e., classroom management and task feedback) and whether differences between schools can be explained by…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Quality, School Demography, Institutional Characteristics
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Prior, Lucy; Goldstein, Harvey; Leckie, George – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Education systems around the world increasingly rely on school value-added models to monitor school performance and hold schools to account. These models typically focus on a limited number of academic outcomes. We explore how the traditional multilevel modelling approach to school value-added models can be extended to simultaneously analyse…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Outcomes of Education
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Grützmacher, Luisa; Vieluf, Svenja; Hartig, Johannes – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
This study aimed at examining the suitability of questionnaire instruments commonly used in large-scale assessments for measuring non-cognitive school effectiveness criteria. It focused on questions of reliability and validity for capturing changes in students within schools across time and the instruments' sensitivity to school effects. The aim…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, School Effectiveness, Evaluation Criteria, Secondary School Students
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Jarl, Maria; Andersson, Klas; Blossing, Ulf – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Why do some schools bring forth high achievement levels, whereas others do not? To understand the mechanisms behind school success, one must examine schools as organizations and the social relations and interactions among their members. By integrating the literature on educational effectiveness and sociological institutionalism, this article…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Academic Failure
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Townsend, Tony; Bayetto, Anne – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
This article discusses the impact of a professional learning activity called the Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) program on the capacity of school leaders to engage, involve, and support teachers and their school communities to develop a shared moral purpose for making their school more effective in assisting students to become more able…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Effectiveness, Reading Improvement, Faculty Development
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sükrü; Gümüs, Sedat; Liu, Yan – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
The presented paper aims to examine the influence of principal leadership on teaching practices in order to reveal direct and indirect effects of instructional and distributed leadership models on teachers' instructional quality, with the mediating effect of teacher collaboration and job satisfaction. This research conducted secondary data…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Participative Decision Making
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Cravens, Xiu C.; Hunter, Seth B. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
This study tests the hypothesis that teacher-led collaborative inquiry cycles, guided by instructional standards, lead to improved teacher performance and effectiveness. We examine the impact of teachers' self-selection into teacher peer excellence groups (TPEGs), which involves lesson co-planning, peer observation and feedback, and collaborative…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Effectiveness, Communities of Practice
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Kyriakides, Leonidas; Antoniou, Panayiotis; Dimosthenous, Andria – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
This paper investigates the sustainability and the impact of offering the dynamic approach (DA) to schools for more than 1 year in improving student achievement in mathematics (quality) and reducing the impact of socioeconomic status (SES) on achievement (equity). A sample of 56 schools in socially disadvantaged areas in three countries (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Program Length, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Sustainability
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García-Martínez, Inmaculada; Montenegro-Rueda, Marta; Molina-Fernández, Elvira; Fernández-Batanero, José María – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Collaborative support between teachers is crucial to school success. Communication, openness, and participation are key for creating a climate of trust. Professional relationships based on trust contribute to the development of a common vision for the school. However, building a collaborative atmosphere is challenging. A systematic review was…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, School Culture
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Shakeel, M. Danish; Anderson, Kaitlin P.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
School voucher programs are scholarship initiatives -- frequently government funded or incentivized -- that pay for students to attend private schools of their choice. This study is the first formal meta-analytic consolidation of the evidence from all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the student-level math and reading test score…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Vouchers, Meta Analysis, Literature Reviews
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Demirtas-Zorbaz, Selen; Akin-Arikan, Cigdem; Terzi, Ragip – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
School climate is one of the variables that affect academic achievement, but the level of correlation between school climate and academic achievement differs. On the basis of these inconsistent results between school climate and academic achievement, researchers can use meta-analyses to shed light on relevant literature. The present study ran a…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Loh, Chin Moi; Unda, Luisa; Gong, Zhiyun; Benati, Kelly – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
This study examines whether board diversity, board practices, and principal influence over board decisions impact board effectiveness across independent schools in Victoria, Australia, and to what extent board effectiveness is associated with academic and financial performance of the schools. Analyses were based on survey data from board Chairs…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, School Effectiveness, Board of Education Policy, Private Schools
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Myran, Steve; Masterson, Marie – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Given the predictive nature of high-quality early childhood programs on children's social and learning outcomes, effective leadership is critical to facilitate program improvement. Recognizing the need for cohesive conceptual frameworks that undergird research-based practice, a 5-year training institute for early childhood program directors was…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Administrators, Leadership Training
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