Teacher Efficacy and Content Literacy Strategies: Implications for Sustained Professional Development in High School
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
The connection between a public secondary school Literacy Initiative and student achievement, as well as a connection between the Literacy Initiative and individual and collective teacher efficacy was investigated. The results of the study indicated that the Literacy Initiative did not have a significant impact on the critical reading section of the SAT for junior cohorts over three years. Additionally, there is a correlation (not a causation) between the Literacy Initiative and SAT math scores for the same cohorts. The Literacy Initiative did have a positive impact on teacher efficacy as indicated in teacher surveys and interviews.
Bogar, Jacob; Cahill, Jocelyn; DeRaps, Hattie; Dunbar, Samuel; Sheldon, Meadow; and Whittle, Martha, "Teacher Efficacy and Content Literacy Strategies: Implications for Sustained Professional Development in High School" (2011). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 93.