ERIC Number: ED445914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Practices and Student Achievement: Report of First-Year Findings from the 'Mosaic' Study of Systemic Initiatives in Mathematics and Science.
Klein, Stephen; Hamilton, Laura; McCaffrey, Daniel; Stecher, Brian; Robyn, Abby; Burroughs, Delia
This book reports on the first wave of the Mosaic Project which investigates the effects of educational change and teaching practices in mathematics and science on student achievement. The Mosaic project was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and featured two waves. The states that participated in the first wave were State Systemic Initiatives (SSIs) in Connecticut and Louisiana; Urban Systemic Initiatives (USIs) in Columbus, OH and San Francisco, CA; and Local Systemic Change (LSC) projects in Fresno, CA, and El Paso, Socorro, and Ysleta, TX. This document contains four chapters: (1) "Introduction: The Systemic Initiatives Programs, Earlier Evaluations of Systemic Initiatives, Evidence of Relationships between Teaching Practices and Achievement, Measuring Student Achievement, Overview of the Mosaic Project"; (2) Methods: Site Selection, School, Subject, and Grade-Level Selection, Data Collection, Participation Rates, Analysis"; (3) First-Year Results: Distribution of Teaching Practices, Relationships between Teaching Practices and Achievement, Alternative Formulations for Site Models, Differences between Test Formats, Study Limitations"; and (4) Discussion: Summary of Year 1 Findings, Plans for Future Data Collection and Analysis". (Contains 33 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Critical Thinking, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.