Research Assessment Package for Schools (RAPS) Manual

1998

Publications

Institute for Research and Reform in Education – Institute for Research and Reform in Education

This manual for the Research Assessment Package for Schools (RAPS) provides a brief overview of the theoretical framework that forms the foundation of RAPS, reviews what is in the RAPS, why and how the RAPS measurement tools were developed, and how the assessment package can be used for diverse purposes. The strategies and instruments that make up the RAPS measure four major components of IRRE’s school-site reform framework including:

1) indicators of student performance and commitment;
2) supports and opportunities experienced by students in schools;
3) supports and opportunities experienced by adults in schools and districts (i.e. teachers, administrators, and other staff members); and
4) quality of implementation of the seven critical features for school-site reform. 

Sample surveys, analysis instructions, and measures of survey validity and reliability are included.