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ERIC Number: ED556046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
An Interaction-Based Approach to Enhancing Secondary School Instruction and Student Achievement
Allen, Joseph; Pianta, Robert; Gregory, Anne; Mikami, Amori; Lun, Janetta
Grantee Submission, Science v333 n6045 p1034-1037 Aug 2011
Improving teaching quality is widely recognized as critical to addressing deficiencies in secondary school education, yet the field has struggled to identify rigorously evaluated teacher-development approaches that can produce reliable gains in student achievement. A randomized controlled trial of My Teaching Partner-Secondary--a Web-mediated approach focused on improving teacher-student interactions in the classroom--examined the efficacy of the approach in improving teacher quality and student achievement with 78 secondary school teachers and 2237 students. The intervention produced substantial gains in measured student achievement in the year following its completion, equivalent to moving the average student from the 50th to the 59th percentile in achievement test scores. Gains appeared to be mediated by changes in teacher-student interaction qualities targeted by the intervention. [For a related What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report, see ED557783.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A100367
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations
IES Cited: ED559916; ED559928