ERIC Number: ED147186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-18
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Instructional Time in Grade 2 Mathematics. [BTES Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study Technical Report II-3].
Fisher, Charles W.; And Others
The goal of the Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study (BTES) is to identify teacher behaviors which are related to student learning. This report focuses on the relationship between the amount of instructional time devoted to mathematics in grade 2 and student achievement in mathematics. Achievement tests were administered in nine classrooms before and after an eight-week interval in which the teachers kept logs of how time was allocated. Six of the classes were directly observed to assess engaged time on task. Multiple regression analyses indicated that instructional time was positively related to achievement although substantial amounts of time and substantial differences in amounts of time were necessary in order to detect this relationship. Students were engaged in on-task activities for approximately half the time allocated to mathematics. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
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