Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Education Leaders (IDPEL)
School of Education
James E. Henderson
Carol S. Parke
Helen C. Sobehart
Student math performance, Toyota
Can schools use relevant data to enhance student test scores and teacher efficacy by using the Toyota Production System model? Components of this study evaluated fifth-grade student math Pennsylvania System of School Assessment scores, 4Sight Benchmark Assessment scores, and changes in teacher efficacy, as indicated by the Ohio State Teacher Efficacy Scale. The independent variables used to stimulate change are the Toyota Production System design for instruction and teacher training using Toyota Production System principles. Results did not indicate significant statistical changes in the Toyota Production System group's Pennsylvania Systems of School Assessment scores, or 4Sight scores, as compared to the control group. Teacher efficacy for the Toyota Production System group did show trends of improvement when compared to control group; however, the results were not statistically significant. This study creates an excellent foundation from which to base future studies of Toyota Production System in education; as the results from the descriptive portion and teacher interview indicate considerable amounts of learning for the Bedford School District and the implementation teacher.
Webb, D. (2008). The Effects of the Toyota Production System on Student Academic Performance (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1344