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ERIC Number: ED532452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
WWC Review of the Report "Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: The Impact on Elementary School Mathematics in the Central Region"
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This study used a random assignment design to investigate the impact of "Classroom Assessment for Student Learning" ("CASL") on elementary students' mathematics achievement. A total of 67 schools across 32 Colorado school districts were randomly assigned to either an intervention condition that used "CASL" or a comparison condition that did not use "CASL". The study analyzed data from 2,860 students in 33 schools with "CASL" and 3,379 students in 34 comparison schools without "CASL". Fourth- and fifth-grade teachers in the intervention schools studied the "CASL" materials and applied "CASL" principles, practices, and tools in their classrooms during the training year. The intervention teachers then implemented the "CASL" program in their classrooms for one full school year. Teachers in the comparison group took part in their regular professional development activities. The study assessed the effectiveness of the "CASL" program by comparing mathematics achievement of students in the "CASL" and comparison groups in the spring of the implementation year. The study found no effects of "CASL" on the mathematics achievement of fourth- and fifth-grade students. The estimated effect size of 0.01 is neither statistically significant nor substantively important. The research described in this report meets WWC evidence standards without reservations. Appended are: (1) Study details; (2) Outcome measure for the mathematics achievement domain; and (3) Study findings for the mathematics achievement domain. A glossary of terms is included. (Contains 2 endnotes.) [The following study is the focus of this "Quick Review": "Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Impact on Elementary School Mathematics in the Central Region. Final Report. NCEE 2011-4005" (ED517969).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
IES Funded: Yes