Research brief: Instructional coaches. The Principals' Partnership. Sponsored by Union Pacific Foundation. Retrieved September 29, 2006, from



This is a short brief that will be helpful to principals, especially at the secondary level. The brief summaries the key issues that a principal and school will need to think through if they are considering the addition of a literacy/instructional coach to improve adolescents' literacy achievement. The brief then outlines sets of key considerations if a school decides to move forward with the hiring of a coach and development of a coaching model. Finally key responsibilities are outlined that would be helpful in crafting a job description. This piece ends with links to other articles and reports on coaching, adolescent literacy, dropouts, high school and beyond.

Date Added: 10/01/2006


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