The Impact of Curriculum and Coaching Supports in Supporting Quality Improvement in Classrooms
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine how a change in the preschool curriculum and the use of coaching supports to help teachers implement the new curriculum influences process quality as measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Tool. CLASS scores for six classrooms were examined over a three year time period as classrooms moved from using the Creative Curriculum to the OWL Curriculum. Teacher surveys gathered information about how they thought the curriculum impacted their teaching practices. The results showed that overall the average CLASS scores in each domain, increased over three years.
Poolman, Penny, "The Impact of Curriculum and Coaching Supports in Supporting Quality Improvement in Classrooms" (2015). M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Research Projects. 25.