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ERIC Number: ED520148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
A Look inside the Fourth-Grade Reading Classroom. Policy Notes. Volume 18, Number 3, Fall 2010
Coley, Richard J.
Educational Testing Service
What happens behind classroom doors--the content, experiences, and interactions with teachers that students encounter--is the "sine qua non" of student classroom learning. But everyone's inventory of instructional practices across different subjects and grades is limited; and the same can be said about everyone's knowledge of what makes for good or effective instruction. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) can help fill this gap. Although better known for assessing subject-area achievement, NAEP collects information from students, teachers, and schools that provides important context for reporting student performance, as well as a rich set of data on the nation's classrooms and the instruction that goes on inside of them. This issue of "Educational Testing Service (ETS) Policy Notes" provides data on the following aspects of the fourth-grade reading classroom: (1) Teacher background and education; (2) Teacher professional development and training; (3) How teachers organize their classrooms and instruction for reading or language arts; (4) Classroom pedagogy; (5) Availability and use of technology in reading instruction; and (6) Availability of resources and the effect of external influences or policies on teaching and learning in reading and language arts. (Contains 7 tables, 4 figures and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service