This report examines perceptions about Professional Development Units (PDUs), an optional component of the REACH program, as well as the effects of participation on instructional practice and student growth.
Professional Development Units (PDUs) are an optional component of the REACH program. The following report summarizes the effects of PDU participation on instructional practice and student growth.
Research from 6 years of AISD REACH suggested the program likely influenced student performance, teacher practices, and novice teacher retention. However, little evidence showed schoolwide growth or retention stipends facilitated desired results.
This report addresses the extent to which assessment characteristics related to teachers’ success with SLOs in 2013-14. Student performance on preapproved and teacher-made tests did not differ, but the format of assessment was related to SLO success.
The 2008-2009 school year marked the second year of the 4-year pilot of the AISD REACH program. The following report is the second in a series of reports documenting the progress of AISD REACH toward key program goals.
This report describes performance for schools, classrooms, and students at REACH schools, compared with that of students at similar comparison schools. Results suggest REACH likely facilitated meaningful improvements over time.
A total of 620 staff from all 38 REACH schools responded to the Spring survey and 149 staff at the 18 newest REACH schools attended focus groups to provide their thoughts about specific aspects of AISD REACH. Results are summarized in this report.
Results of the evaluation suggest the SLO process is related to some positive outcomes for teachers and students. However, evidence indicates a need for program refinements to address discrepancies in SLO performance by staff role and school.
Teachers, principals, and observers had favorable attitudes toward the peer observation program in 2011-2012. Announced and unannounced observation ratings were moderately consistent, but were only slightly related to administrator ratings on PDAS.
This report summarizes 2012–2013 AISD REACH peer observation scores, the stability of scores over time, teachers’ perceptions of peer observation, the relationship between peer observation and other measures of teaching, and the program cost.