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

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 was aimed directly at increasing the rigor of educational programs in high-need secondary schools through the integration of key program components including: 1) creation of a classroom based coaching model in participating high schools; 2) 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.