The Detroit Public Schools Michigan Department of Education CSRD Grant Funded Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration CSRD Models, 1998-1999 through 2000-2001. A Joint Collaborative Preliminary Evaluation.Report as inadecuate




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This study evaluated the Michigan Department of Education Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) Grant Funded Reform Demonstration Program, which helps raise student achievement in the Detroit Public Schools. The four objectives evaluated were: CSRD schools will demonstrate differences in the classroom learning environment compared to non-CSRD schools; CSRD schools will have a better school climate; teachers from CSRD schools will have positive opinions about the effectiveness of the CSRD model; and CSRD schools will show more growth in student achievement than traditional schools. The evaluation included 20 CSRD schools and their matched controls. Evaluation involved the School Observation Measure, School Climate Inventory, Comprehensive School Reform Teacher Questionnaire, provider survey, and student outcome data. CSRD schools used mainly direct instruction. Student behavior, trust, and parent/community involvement were concerns in most schools. Key elements for success included support from the faculty, staff, and administration. CSRD providers offered such support services as onsite and offsite visits, monitoring, professional development, and training workshops. While fourth grade control students' reading scores increased, CSRD students' scores decreased. In mathematics, fourth graders had similar decreases. The two groups had similar seventh grade reading score decreases and mathematics score increases. Appendices include tables and the provider survey. (Contains 16 tables.) (SM)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Grade 4, Grade 7, Grants, Scores, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools











Author: Thomas, Regina; Woods, Paul; Hillman, Stephen; Ross, Steven M.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9066&id=ED464981







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