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ERIC Number: EJ1033797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Efficacy of the "Responsive Classroom" Approach: Results from a 3-Year, Longitudinal Randomized Controlled Trial
Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Baroody, Alison E.; Curby, Timothy W.; Ko, Michelle; Thomas, Julia B.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Abry, Tashia; DeCoster, Jamie
American Educational Research Journal, v51 n3 p567-603 Jun 2014
This randomized controlled field trial examined the efficacy of the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach on student achievement. Schools (n = 24) were randomized into intervention and control conditions; 2,904 children were studied from end of second to fifth grade. Students at schools assigned to the RC condition did not outperform students at schools assigned to the control condition in math or reading achievement. Use of RC practices mediated the relation between treatment assignment and improved math and reading achievement. Effect sizes (ES) were calculated as standardized coefficients. ES relations between use of RC practices and achievement were 0.26 for math and 0.30 for reading. The RC practices and math achievement relation was greater for students with low initial math achievement (ES = 0.89). Results emphasize fidelity of implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Elementary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A070063; R305B060009; R305B040049
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards