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Shaari, Imran; Lim, Victor; Hung, David; Kwan, Yew Meng – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
This study investigates how sustained professional learning for teachers within a centralised system was cultivated. Specifically, the sustained professional learning was initiated by officers from the headquarters (HQ) and involved interested teachers across schools in Singapore. Qualitative instruments were used to collect and analyse the data…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Faber, Janke M.; Glas, Cees A. W.; Visscher, Adrie J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
In this study, the relationship between differentiated instruction, as an element of data-based decision making, and student achievement was examined. Classroom observations (n = 144) were used to measure teachers' differentiated instruction practices and to predict the mathematical achievement of 2nd- and 5th-grade students (n = 953). The…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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van Hek, Margriet; Kraaykamp, Gerbert; Pelzer, Ben – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Few studies on male-female inequalities in education have elaborated on whether school characteristics affect girls' and boys' educational performance differently. This study investigated how school resources, being schools' socioeconomic composition, proportion of girls, and proportion of highly educated teachers, and school practices, being…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reading Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Resources
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Dogan, Selçuk; Yurtseven, Nihal – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of teachers' professional learning opportunities on instructional quality, which represents a combined approach of behaviorist, cognitivist, and constructivist principles in teaching. We incorporated professional learning communities (PLCs), professional development (PD) days, as well as 3 PD…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Educational Quality, Predictor Variables, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Karousiou, Christiana; Angelides, Panayiotis – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Contemporary phenomena, including modernization, globalization, and migration, have altered the sociopolitical and cultural conditions of schooling. Schools are called upon to respond to such change through improvement efforts fostering intercultural education. To this end, this research examines school actors' perceptions of the successful…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Educational Improvement
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Price, Heather E.; Weatherby, Kristen – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
To better understand the status of the teaching profession, we present a conceptual framework outlining the 4 domains of knowledge-worker professionals: professional benchmarks, professional discretion, room for promotion, and workplace conditions and use the TALIS 2013 survey data to show that these domains exist globally and vary within…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employees, Professional Services, Knowledge Management
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Kapa, Ryan; Gimbert, Belinda – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Job satisfaction is an essential component of teacher motivation, performance, and retention. Teacher job satisfaction is primarily affected by workplace conditions. This paper analyzes data from over 37,000 public school teachers from the 2011--2012 Schools and Staffing Survey. Hierarchical ordinal logistic regression was utilized to analyze…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, School Policy, Victims, Student Behavior
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van den Berg, Marian; Bosker, Roel J.; Suhre, Cor J. M. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Classroom formative assessment (CFA) is considered to be a fundamental part of effective teaching, as it is presumed to enhance student performance. However, there is only limited empirical evidence to support this notion. In this effect study, a quasi-experiment was conducted to compare 2 conditions. In the treatment condition, 17 teachers…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Mathematics, Classroom Techniques
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Meyers, Coby V.; Hitt, Dallas Hambrick – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Research suggests that high-quality school improvement planning reflective of the school's needs and objectives is central to a principal's success in leading a school. Some American scholars contend that successfully planned and executed "quick wins" are critically important to launching high-level organizational change processes…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, School Turnaround, Principals, Educational Improvement
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Torres, Rodrigo – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Although teacher quality is usually signalled to be the most relevant school-level factor impacting students' learning, little is known about the relevance of teacher effects explaining educational inequality. By using a value-added model for a cohort of 10th graders, in this work we examine the socioeconomic gap in teacher effects across Chilean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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Heinrich, Carolyn J.; Good, Annalee – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
The field of education is progressively building capacity and tools for producing rigorous research evidence to use in improving educational practice and outcomes. The knowledge base is lacking, however, in explicating the dynamics of research-based decision making and exploring connections between the work of research-practice partnerships and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Research Utilization, Use Studies, Outcomes of Education
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Straková, Jana; Simonová, Jaroslava; Greger, David – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Educational effectiveness research has provided evidence about the importance of teacher beliefs and attitudes for teaching and learning. This study builds on the concept of academic optimism, which combines 3 aspects of a teacher's professional creed: self-efficacy, trust, and academic emphasis. The study explores the functioning of the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics
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Granvik Saminathen, Maria; Brolin Låftman, Sara; Almquist, Ylva B.; Modin, Bitte – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
This study examines whether 3 teacher-rated aspects of school effectiveness differ across school segregation profiles in Stockholm, and to what extent these indicators are associated with the academic achievement of 9th-grade students. Analyses were based on 2 cross-sectional data collections performed in 2014 and 2016, respectively (147 school…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Grade 9, Regression (Statistics)
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Wind, Stefanie A.; Tsai, Chia-Lin; Grajeda, Sara B.; Bergin, Christi – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Teacher evaluation systems commonly rely on observation of teaching practice (OTP) by school principals. However, the value of OTP as evidence of teacher effectiveness depends on its psychometric quality. In this study, we address a key aspect of the psychometric quality of principals' OTP ratings. Specifically, we investigate the degree to which…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Rating Scales
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DeAngelis, Corey A.; Shakeel, M. Danish – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Specialised learning environments provided through private schooling may increase educational quality, which may increase the likelihood that citizens will pursue human rights through civic engagement. We employed 2-stage least squares year and country-level fixed effects and examined how private schooling could affect political rights, civil…
Descriptors: Private Education, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Citizen Participation
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