ERIC Number: ED137315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Allocated and Engaged Time in Different Content Areas of Second and Fifth Grade Reading and Mathematics Curriculum.
Filby, Nikola N.; And Others
This document records a study made on the amount of time students spend on academic learning. Data were collected in two different ways: (1) Teachers kept logs of the content of instruction and the amount of time spent in different content areas. Records of individual students were kept throughout the year, first on a daily basis and later on a weekly basis. These logs provided a detailed record of the time allocated to different skill areas. (2) Observers recorded the amount of time students spent actually engaged in learning. Engaged or active learning time is that subset of the allocated time when a student appears to be attending to the learning task. Teacher logs were collected at two grade levels, the second and the fifth, and in two subjects, reading and mathematics. A comparison was made between time allocations and use and student academic achievement. The conclusion was reached that monitoring the use of time in the classroom is an important factor teaching effectiveness. (JD)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Analysis of Variance, Behavior Rating Scales, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 5, Mathematics, Pacing, Performance Factors, Reading, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, Time Blocks, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)