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Hammer, Patricia Cahape; White, Larry J. – West Virginia Department of Education, 2015
This evaluation study provides descriptive information about the implementation and outcomes of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program in West Virginia, from September 2013 through May 2014. The report draws on information from online surveys of directors of 27 CCLC programs and from school teachers for 2,117 of the 11,432…
Descriptors: Community Centers, Student Behavior, Enrichment Activities, After School Programs
Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education, 2015
This report describes the occurrence of discipline referrals and corresponding interventions and consequences used by schools for "harassment," "intimidation," or "bullying" behaviors during the 2013-2014 school year. Using data entered into the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS), the authors conducted…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Referral, Incidence
Hammer, Patricia Cahape; Hixson, Nate – West Virginia Department of Education, 2015
As the final stage of West Virginia's rollout of the Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives (NxGen CSOs), the regional education service agencies (RESAs) conducted six train-the-trainer events in the spring of 2013 to prepare educators--mostly teachers--to provide professional development back in their home schools and districts. These…
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education, 2015
The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE), recognizing the need for safe and supportive schools, revised its policy regarding student conduct. The result, "Expected Behaviors in Safe and Supportive Schools" (WVBE Policy 4373, effective July 1, 2012), put forth the behaviors expected of West Virginia's students; the rights and…
Descriptors: School Policy, Student Behavior, Student Rights, Behavior Problems
White, Larry; Hixson, Nate – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This report summarizes an evaluation study investigating the effects of participation in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program on student achievement in mathematics and reading/language arts, for the cohort of students who participated during the 2012-2013 school year. The report is a supplement to the Office of Assessment,…
Descriptors: Community Centers, Quasiexperimental Design, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Whisman, Andy; Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This study examined the impact on student academic performance of referrals for disciplinary intervention in West Virginia. The study also examined differences in these impacts among various student subgroups. Using discipline referral data entered into the West Virginia Education Information System for the 2012-2013 school year and employing…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Academic Achievement
Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This report describes the occurrence of discipline referrals and corresponding interventions and consequences used by schools for "harassment," "intimidation," and "bullying" behaviors during the 2012- 2013 school year. Using data entered into the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS), this study was…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Discipline Problems
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This evaluation study examined the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of the statewide master plan for professional development (PD Master Plan) by investigating seven questions. With regard to effectiveness, (1) What was the level of implementation for the PD Master Plan, overall and by individual providers? (2) What were the impediments, if…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Staff Development, Program Implementation, Professional Personnel
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
In this evaluation, as in previous years, four main aspects of the implementation of the West Virginia Board of Education's Master Plan for Statewide Professional Development were examined: (a) basic information reported by providers about the size and scope of the effort, including attendance, and adherence to the newly adopted standards for…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Statewide Planning, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation
White, Larry J. – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This evaluation study provides descriptive information about the implementation and outcomes of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program in West Virginia, from September 2012 through May 2013. The report draws on information from online surveys of directors of 30 CCLC programs and from school teachers for 4,102 participating…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Program Administration, Administrator Surveys, Teacher Surveys
White, Larry; Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This report summarizes an evaluation study investigating the effects of participation in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program on student achievement in mathematics and reading/language arts, for the cohort of students who participated during the 2013-2014 school year. The report is a supplement to the Office of Assessment,…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Investigations, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts
Stohr, Amber D. – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
Commencing in 2011, the Mathematics Academies Initiative is a series of professional development academies (lasting 1 to 2 years, depending on cohort) with the primary objectives of (a) providing educators with a high quality professional development experience that enhances their mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical skills, and (b)…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Education, Faculty Development
Hammer, Patricia Cahape; Hixson, Nate – West Virginia Department of Education, 2014
This is the first of three evaluation reports on the effectiveness of a regional train-the-trainer strategy to support classroom implementation of the Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives (NxGen CSOs). This report focuses on six regional Educator Enhancement Academies (EEAs) hosted by the eight regional education service agencies…
Descriptors: Trainers, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teacher Educator Education
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education, 2013
A review of the research on teacher professional development identified an emerging consensus on important contextual and implementation characteristics that can promote or inhibit teachers' use of new knowledge and skills in their classroom practice. Findings suggest that professional development is best viewed as one component in an overall…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Faculty Development, Context Effect, Literature Reviews
Hixson, Nate; Rhudy, Vaughn – West Virginia Department of Education, 2013
Student responses to the West Virginia Educational Standards Test (WESTEST) 2 Online Writing Assessment are scored by a computer-scoring engine. The scoring method is not widely understood among educators, and there exists a misperception that it is not comparable to hand scoring. To address these issues, the West Virginia Department of Education…
Descriptors: Scoring Formulas, Scoring Rubrics, Interrater Reliability, Test Scoring Machines
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