Patricia Abitabilo

To reduce the attrition rate at their school, Ms. Abitabilo and her partners analyze teacher efficacy, its relationship to increasing student achievement, and its decline in teachers who teach less than ten years. Once a month the group explores issues such as classroom practices that improve efficacy, alternative assessments, and responsive learning. Veteran teachers and new teachers partner to create lesson plans and reflect on their efforts to increase efficacy and achievement. Pre- and post-surveys assess the study groups impact on efficacy.