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Category: Effective Teachers & Leaders

Six Practices for Using Reading Specialists to Support K-3 Student Growth: A Summary of Findings from Interviews with Four Successful Reading Specialists

Six Practices for Using Reading Specialists to Support K-3 Student Growth: A Summary of Findings from Interviews with Four Successful Reading Specialists

This brief summarizes themes from interviews about best practices conducted with four Reading Specialists in December 2019 and January 2020.

The Relationship Between Teachers’ Perceptions of School Climate and Teacher Retention, 2015-16 to 2017-18

The Relationship Between Teachers’ Perceptions of School Climate and Teacher Retention, 2015-16 to 2017-18

This 11-page brief uses three years of school-level data to explore the relationship between teachers’ perceptions of school climate and teacher retention.

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #2: Teacher Benefits and Changes to Practice

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #2: Teacher Benefits and Changes to Practice

The second of four reports on implementation, teacher benefits and changes to teacher practice, teacher turnover and retention, and student achievement related to SDP’s Early Literacy Specialist Initiative.

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #1: Implementation

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #1: Implementation

The first of four reports on implementation, teacher benefits and changes to teacher practice, teacher turnover and retention, and student achievement related to SDP’s Early Literacy Specialist Initiative.

Literacy and Learning Centers 2018-19 Evaluation Report

Literacy and Learning Centers 2018-19 Evaluation Report

Implementation, teacher satisfaction and perceptions of student outcomes, and literacy and attendance rates associated with SDP classroom renovations and professional development.

Comparing Perspectives #2: District-Wide Survey Responses about Hard Work

Comparing Perspectives #2: District-Wide Survey Responses about Hard Work

The second installment in a District-Wide Survey series that examines areas of agreement-–and disagreement–-between students, families, and educators.

Demographic Characteristics of Teachers, 2018-19

Demographic Characteristics of Teachers, 2018-19

An examination of gender and race/ethnicity data among SDP teachers and students.

Teacher-Identified Practices of Effective Literacy Coaching

Teacher-Identified Practices of Effective Literacy Coaching

This brief summarizes some “best practices” of Early Literacy Specialist (ELS) coaching, as identified by teachers and coaches.

Principal Perceptions of Early Literacy Specialist Turnover, 2017-18

Principal Perceptions of Early Literacy Specialist Turnover, 2017-18

Results from a 2018 principal survey about their experiences with Early Literacy Specialist coaches.

Principal Experiences with Early Literacy Specialists: Survey Results

Principal Experiences with Early Literacy Specialists: Survey Results

Results from a 2018 principal survey about the perceived benefits and challenges associated with Early Literacy Specialist coaching.