Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - Public Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership


This Change Leadership Plan details the progress of a pilot group of Kindergarten, third, fifth, and sixth grade teachers in a K-8, Title 1 School as they observed one another utilizing the expectations strategies from the Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement Program (TESA). In this second year of work, strategies from the previous year were reviewed, and new strategies were added as reinforcement. The pilot group observed their colleagues, discussed their observations, and reported what they noticed during the observations. This research also employed researcher observations. Data from all observations, research, discussions and interviews were charted. One of the most effective groups in utilizing these strategies had 81% of their students meet/exceed Average Yearly Progress (AYP) on the 2011-2012 Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT). The district leaders decided to continue using TESA district-wide as an initiative to increase student and community achievement.