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Park, Joo-Ho; Byun, Soo-yong – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Although much literature highlights the importance of teacher expectations for students' academic success, a very small number of studies used large-scale data to examine school-level factors associated with group-level teacher expectations -- defined as expectations that teachers have for many students in their class or school, rather than for a…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Administrator Role, Correlation
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Štastný, Vít; Greger, David; Soukup, Petr – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
In many countries, out-of-school tutoring in academic subjects has become a widespread phenomenon that affects high proportions of students. Scholarly literature has considered various determinants of participation in such tutoring, but school quality has as yet been rather neglected. The aim of the study is to explore the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, School Effectiveness, Correlation
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Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth N.; Jennings, Austin; Jennings, Amanda B. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Test-based accountability policy in the US has resulted in increased availability and use of assessment systems to support instructional decision making. Though limited, literature to date suggests an important role for these systems as tools, mediating teacher knowledge and action. We examine system log data from NWEA's MAP assessment to better…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Data Use, Information Systems, Reports
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Elacqua, Gregory M.; Sánchez, Fabio; Santos, Humberto A. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
To contribute to the debate about the reorganization of public-school supply, we analyze a reform introduced in Colombia in 2001 that merged independent schools into a single institution. Specifically, we estimate differences in achievement, dropout rates, teacher characteristics, and technological infrastructure between sites belonging to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Public Schools
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Sims, Sam; Fletcher-Wood, Harry – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Several influential reviews and two meta-reviews have converged on the position that teacher professional development (PD) is more effective when it is sustained, collaborative, subject specific, draws on external expertise, has buy-in from teachers, and is practice based. This consensus view has now been incorporated in government policy and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Criticism, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Maulana, Ridwan; André, Stéfanie; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Ko, James; Chun, Seyeoung; Shahzad, Abid; Irnidayanti, Yulia; Lee, Okhwa; de Jager, Thelma; Coetzee, Thys; Fadhilah, Nurul – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Effective teaching is a key factor in educational effectiveness and improvement. To facilitate the knowledge exchange regarding effective teaching in secondary education internationally, there has been a growing interest in using classroom observation measures. However, little is known regarding the comparability of observation measures across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Behavior, Secondary School Teachers
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Heirweg, Sofie; De Smul, Mona; Merchie, Emmelien; Devos, Geert; Van Keer, Hilde – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Notwithstanding the importance of self-regulated learning (SRL), several studies have shown that schools and teachers struggle to promote SRL. Also, many students encounter difficulties with effectively regulating their learning. Therefore, the present study explores potential hampering and supporting factors for SRL implementation by…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Metacognition, Self Efficacy
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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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Jensen, Simon S. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Several schools and state departments of education are leveraging prevention frameworks such as School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) to address problem behavior in schools, with the ultimate goal of improving academic achievement and producing lasting effects later in life. Much of the research demonstrating the promise of SWPBS has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior
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Zheng, Xin; Yin, Hongbiao; Liu, Yuan – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
This study examined the relationships between school-level professional learning communities (PLCs) and individual teachers' self-efficacy and commitment based on questionnaire responses from 1,203 teachers from 39 primary schools in mainland China. Multilevel analysis indicated that reflective dialogue significantly predicted self-efficacy.…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration, Elementary School Teachers
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Vanbuel, Marieke; Van den Branden, Kris – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
School-based language policies (SLP) are expected to have a positive effect on student achievement. To date, few studies have empirically examined the impact of such policies on student outcomes. This study investigates to what extent SLPs are related to pupils' reading performance from an educational effectiveness perspective. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Language Skills, School Policy
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Sampermans, Dorien; Claes, Ellen; Janmaat, Jan Germen – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
This article examines how different civic learning opportunities relate to students' political knowledge in different school tracks. Existing studies have found that citizenship teaching can not only enhance overall levels of civic outcomes but also mitigate inequalities. However, educational achievement studies emphasize the risk of a tracked…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Opportunities, Track System (Education), Politics
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Kim, Jihyun; Sun, Min – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Under the "Every Student Succeeds Act," states and local school districts have more flexibility to design and implement teacher evaluation systems; however, very few studies have empirically examined the issue of localization of teacher evaluation policies. This study draws on longitudinal, mixed-methods evidence from school districts in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, School Districts, State Policy, Reading Achievement
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Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
This study aimed to explore students' perceptions of school practices that have ethical significance using an integrative model based on the eighth-grade Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015. The sample comprised 280,130 students, 8,353 principals, and 8,353 teachers from 8,353 different schools across 45 countries.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Practices, School Effectiveness, Science Achievement
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DeAngelis, Corey A.; Dills, Angela K. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
School choice allows families to choose schools that are more suited to their children. These choices may affect non-academic outcomes, including students' mental health. We empirically examine the relationship between school choice and mental health using two methods. First, we use difference-in-differences to estimate the effects of state…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Mental Health, Charter Schools
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