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Educator-Centered Instructional Coaching Practices That Work: Lessons from PIIC Research

March 2017 — This report summarizes the instructional coaching practices researched through the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC). Since 2009, PIIC researchers have conducted more than 50 studies and analyses. The mix of methods employed include trend and longitudinal surveys; case studies; secondary data analyses; interviews; focus groups; classroom and school observations; document review; and analyses of state, district and school data. These studies offer a clear picture of the fundamental skill sets associated with instructional coaching and mentoring. An important product of the research is the opportunity to describe practices that are associated with effective coaching.