Collaborative Coaching: Improving Teacher Classroom Practices and Student Achievement in High Poverty Schools

$272,365

This project aims to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a collaborative coaching model in certain high poverty New Jersey elementary schools through a generalized randomized block research design (wait list-controlled trial) study. The specific aims are: 1) to examine the quality of implementation of the coaching model; 2) to increase teachers’ use of evidence-based instruction and behavioral management strategies embedded in the coaching model; and 3) to enhance academic engagement and achievement. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Linda Reddy and Co Principal Investigator is Dr. Elisa Shernoff of Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.