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Title: How to use the School Survey of Practices Associated with High Performance
Description: Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest, in partnership with its School Turnaround Research Alliance, developed a survey that state education departments and school districts can use to measure the degree to which schools are engaging in practices associated with high performance. An extensive literature review was conducted to determine key domains of practices and policies (for example, effective leadership, curriculum, professional development, positive school culture, data practices) in which high-performing schools engage, and a search was conducted to assess existing surveys that measured similar key dimensions and supporting constructs. The psychometric validation of the survey was completed using classical test theory and item response theory analyses. The guide includes information regarding ways that principals and educators can use the survey, as well as the development of the survey and its psychometric validation. Educators can utilize the survey to identify and describe practices associated with high performance, compare practices across subgroups of schools, target schools for specific interventions, and design interventions to improve school performance.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: September 2016
Web Release: September 8, 2016
Print Release:
Publication #: REL 2016162
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Tools
Questions: For questions about the content of this Tools, please contact:
Amy Johnson.