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Tech Report  August 1, 2015

Principals Discuss Early Implementation of the ASSISTments Online Homework Tutor for Mathematics

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Fairman, J., Porter, M., Fisher, S. (2015). Principals Discuss Early Implementation of the ASSISTments Online Homework Tutor for Mathematics: ASSISTments Efficacy Study Report 2. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

Abstract

This report presents the findings from interviews with principals about their schools’ participation in the ASSISTments efficacy study on seventh-grade mathematics. The purpose of the interviews was to explore the following areas:

  • To what extent schools had policies or expectations regarding homework practice and completion
  • To what extent schools had concerns about homework completion rates
  • Whether the school had existing practices or norms for teachers to discuss student learning outcomes, and how often teachers met to focus on data
  • The extent to which principals met with teachers to discuss data
  • What other initiatives in the district or school could impact curriculum, instruction, assessment, or professional development and what the current priorities were in the school
  • Factors related to the community such as broad socio-economic status, or level of support for education, that might affect teaching and student achievement in the school.

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