ERIC Number: EJ1100409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 4
How Time Is Spent in Elementary Classrooms
Rosenshine, Barak V.
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v50 n1 p41-53 2015
The Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study (BTES) provides valuable information on how time is spent in elementary classrooms. Some of the major topics are: the average minutes per day which students spend engaged in reading and math activities, student engagement rates in different settings (that is, teacher-led settings versus seatwork) and suggestions on how student engagement rates might be raised. At the same time, BTES and similar studies also help explain the limitations of increasing engaged minutes in classrooms. The Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study was limited to the investigation of instruction in reading, language arts, and mathematics in second and fifth grades. The students were within the average range--from the 25th to the 65th percentile on the pretests--brighter and very slow students were not included in this study. This article presents a summary of the major BTES findings on student engagement and a discussion of the implications.
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 5, Learner Engagement, Time Management, Time Factors (Learning), Scheduling, Learning Activities, Reading Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Student Behavior, Language Arts
University of Houston, College of Education. 442 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204-5026. Web site: http://www.jciuh.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A