ERIC Number: ED447494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
What Do We Know about Effective Fourth-Grade Teachers and Their Classrooms? CELA Research Report.
Allington, Richard L.; Johnston, Peter H.
This research report summarizes the features associated with exemplary teaching at the upper elementary level drawn from available research. The report then compares the results from the author/researchers' own study of the nature of classroom talk, curriculum materials, organization of instruction, and evaluation in 30 fourth-grade classrooms in 24 schools in 5 states. Findings show substantial convergence between the previous studies and their own; in addition, their analyses show that exemplary teachers produce the kinds of student literacy achievement that is beyond even the most sophisticated standardized tests. (Contains 37 references.) (Author/NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Grade 4, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Skills
National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222. Web site: http://cela.albany.edu/4thgrade/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement, Albany, NY.