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An Evaluation of the Pennsylvania High School Coaching Initiative, a Classroom-Based Coaching Model

Released January 1, 2009

RFA conducted a comprehensive, mixed methods evaluation study designed to inform, support, and assess the Pennsylvania High School Coaching Initiative, a partnership of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Penn Literacy Network, and Foundations, Inc. The initiative aimed to increase the rigor of educational programs in high-need secondary schools through the integration of key program components, including 1) the creation of a classroom-based coaching model in participating high schools; 2) the establishment of district and school infrastructure to support the coaching model; and 3) intensive professional development for intermediate unit, district, and school leaders and teachers.

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