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ERIC Number: EJ1074631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
EISSN: EISSN-1935-1011
An Efficacy Trial of Research-Based Curriculum Materials with Curriculum-Based Professional Development
Taylor, Joseph A.; Getty, Stephen R.; Kowalski, Susan M.; Wilson, Christopher D.; Carlson, Janet; Van Scotter, Pamela
American Educational Research Journal, v52 n5 p984-1017 Oct 2015
This study examined the efficacy of a curriculum-based intervention for high school science students. Specifically, the intervention was two years of research-based, multidisciplinary curriculum materials for science supported by comprehensive professional development for teachers that focused on those materials. A modest positive effect was detected when comparing outcomes from this intervention to those of business-as-usual materials and professional development. However, this effect was typical for interventions at this grade span that are tested using a state achievement test. Tests of mediation suggest a large treatment effect on teachers and in turn a strong effect of teacher practice on student achievement--reinforcing the hypothesized key role of teacher practice. Tests of moderation indicate no significant treatment by demographic interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305K060142
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations