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Hammer, Patricia Cahape; Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2017
This evaluation study provides information about the implementation and outcomes of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program in West Virginia, from September 2015 through May 2016, in which 12,388 students participated overall. The report draws on information from online surveys of directors of thirty six 21st CCLC programs…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Standardized Tests
Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2017
This report describes the occurrence of discipline referrals and corresponding interventions and consequences used by schools for harassment, intimidation, or bullying behaviors during the 2015-2016 school year. Using data entered into the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS), two sets of analyses were conducted--one focusing on…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Bullying, Discipline, Referral
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
West Virginia's Regional Education Service Agency 2 (RESA 2) serves six districts in the southwestern part of the state--Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Wayne--which together have 95 schools. RESA 2 was one of two RESAs to pilot implementation of the Learning School approach, beginning in the summer of 2014. RESA 2's first cohort included…
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Communities of Practice, Elementary School Teachers, Program Implementation
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
West Virginia's Regional Education Service Agency 6 (RESA 6) serves five districts in the northern panhandle of the state--Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, and Wetzel--which together are home to 51 schools. RESA 6 joined the pilot implementation of the Learning School approach in the summer of 2015, as part of the second cohort. RESA 6's group…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Program Implementation, Communities of Practice
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
In January 2012, the West Virginia Governor's Office released an influential report, "Education Efficiency Audit of West Virginia's Primary and Secondary Education System," written by Public Works (2012), a management consulting company headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Based largely on this report, the West Virginia…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Communities of Practice, Program Implementation
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
"Catalyst schools" were 28 elementary and secondary schools selected to participate in a pilot project begun in July 2014, which explored how best to support teacher professional learning through decentralization of decision making and implementation of the Learning School approach. The pilot project was the first phase in a statewide…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
The Learning School initiative completed its pilot testing in June 2016, with 28 schools, called catalyst schools, taking part. Catalyst schools were located in all eight regional education service agencies (RESAs) and were supported by RESA staff in implementing the Learning School approach. Five schools had been part of the program for 2 years…
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Program Implementation, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
Hammer, Patricia Cahape – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2016
This is the first in a series of reports based on a research study, Developing Effective Professional Learning Communities in Catalyst Schools, conducted between February 2015 and June 2016. "Catalyst schools" were elementary- and secondary-level schools selected to participate in a pilot project intended to explore how best to support…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Program Implementation, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
White, Larry J.; Hammer, Patricia Cahape; Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2015
This evaluation study provides information about the implementation and outcomes of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program in West Virginia, from September 2014 through May 2015. The report draws on information from online surveys of 23 directors of 21st CCLC programs and from school teachers for 929 of the 11,299…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys
Whisman, Andy – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 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 2014-2015 school year. Using data entered into the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS), we conducted two sets of analyses--one focusing on…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Bullying, Behavior Problems, Discipline
Stohr, Amber D. – West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2015
The Special Education Technology Integration Specialist (SETIS) program provides professional development for special education teachers to assist them in achieving proficiency with 21st Century Technology Tools. The program completed its eighth and ninth rounds during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years, training more than 30 special…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Technology Integration, Program Evaluation
West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2015
The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories. Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers. Profiles monitors the current…
Descriptors: School Policy, Surveys, Profiles, Middle Schools