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van der Scheer, Emmelien A.; Visscher, Adrie J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Despite the emphasis on data-based decision making (DBDM) in educational policy in several countries, evidence regarding the intended effect of improved student achievement is still scarce. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a DBDM intervention on teacher efficacy. This study incorporates an experimental longitudinal research…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Intervention, Teacher Effectiveness
Jamil, Faiza M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
MyTeachingPartner (MTP) is an interactive, web-based professional development format created at the Center for Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia (Hadden & Pianta, 2006). The MTP model is based on the understanding that effective teacher professional development requires opportunities for teachers…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Preschool Teachers
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Paxton, Carol L. C.; Leis, Micela; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
This paper describes a mixed-methods pilot study that was conducted in collaboration with the developers of a new adult community-building intervention called "Leading Together" (LT), which focuses on strengthening relational trust among staff. The primary research focus of the collaboration was to gather and share descriptive…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Intervention
Murray, Desiree W.; Murr, Natalie; Rabiner, David L. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
The overall purpose of this IES-funded Goal 3 study, now entering its third year, is to evaluate the efficacy of Incredible Years Teacher program (IYT) for improving K-2 students' academic achievement, attention, and social-emotional competence. The authors will also examine the extent to which classroom behavior mediates the relationship between…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Teacher Education Programs, Academic Achievement
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Argentin, Gianluca; Barbetta, Gian Paolo; Maci, Francesca – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
It is well-known that socio-economic background matters in determining student performance. Systematic reviews confirm that a key role in shaping this association is played by parental involvement. Not surprisingly, successful interventions in education frequently have parental engagement as a key ingredient of their protocol, and the attention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Dropout Prevention, Secondary School Students
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Harris, Alexis R.; Jennings, Patricia A.; Abenavoli, Rachel M.; Katz, Deirdre A.; Greenberg, Mark T.; Schussler, Deborah – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The current study involved the development, implementation, and evaluation of a universal school-based intervention designed to promote health and wellbeing among educators. This study aims to further investigate the efficacy of contemplative practices as a support for teacher wellbeing. The study contributes a new perspective to the current…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Well Being, Stress Management, Intervention
Hatfield, Bridget; Hamre, Bridget; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Pianta, Robert; Downer, Jason; Burchinal, Margaret; Howes, Carollee – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
In the current study characteristics of the teacher and classroom that influence teacher responsiveness to the course or consultancy are explored. If classroom quality or characteristics of teachers, such as anxiety levels or efficacy in teaching prior to intervention participation are predictive of responsiveness, then future programs will be…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Participation, Classroom Environment, Preschool Teachers
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Sugai, George; Lewis, Timothy J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Turning around chronically low-performing schools requires a multifaceted school-wide, systematic effort that includes strong leadership and data-based decision making. School-wide efforts to turn-around low-performing schools should address the academic, social, and behavioral needs of all students. One evidence-based, systematic school-wide…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Positive Behavior Supports, School Turnaround, Educational Environment
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Portes, Pedro R.; Canche, Manuel S. Gonzalez; Stollberg, Robert – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The Instructional Conversation (IC) is a complete classroom pedagogy that focuses on teaching through small-group dialogue with students allowing responsive instruction for each student. The IC is anchored by cognitive-developmental theory and by four decades of multi-method quasi-experimental studies. This study describes the first research of an…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Standardized Tests
Bickman, Leonard; Goldring, Ellen; De Andrade, Ana Regina; Breda, Carolyn; Goff, Peter – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a feedback and coaching intervention designed to improve the quality of principal leadership. Principals received feedback from teachers on their instructional leadership, and their teachers' trust of them. Principals also provided self-ratings and they compared their teachers' ratings to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Intervention, Trust (Psychology), Educational Practices
Doabler, Christian; Baker, Scott K.; Smolkowski, Keith; Fien, Hank; Clarke, Ben; Cary, Mari Strand; Chard, David – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The purpose of this 4-year efficacy trial, funded by IES under the Mathematics and Science Education topic, is to study the efficacy of a (Tier 1) core kindergarten math curriculum, "Early Learning in Mathematics" (ELM), when implemented under rigorous experimental conditions. In the first year of this study (2008-09), kindergarten…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Teacher Student Relationship
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Clark-Chiarelli, Nancy; Gropen, Jess; Fuccillo, Janna; Hoisington, Cindy – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The need for a scientifically-literate American population has gained great prominence on the educational landscape of priorities over the past decade; young children will be increasingly exposed to the STEM fields and encouraged to excel in these areas. Professional development is key to assuring that early childhood teachers provide children…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Teacher Competencies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Taylor, Joseph; Kowalski, Susan; Getty, Stephen; Wilson, Christopher; Carlson, Janet – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Effective instructional materials can be valuable interventions to improve student interest and achievement in science (National Research Council [NRC], 2007); yet, analyses indicate that many science instructional materials and curricula are fragmented, lack coherence, and are not carefully articulated through a sequence of grade levels (AAAS,…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Student Interests, Science Achievement, Secondary School Science
Abry, Tashia D. S.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Larsen, Ross A.; Brewer, Alix J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The present study examines data collected during the second year of a three-year longitudinal cluster randomized controlled trial, the Responsive Classroom Efficacy Study (RCES). In the context of and RCT, the research questions address naturally occurring variability in the independent variables of interest (i.e., teachers' (fidelity of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Inferences, Teaching Methods, Fidelity
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Abenavoli, Rachel M.; Harris, Alexis R.; Katz, Deirdre A.; Jennings, Patricia A.; Greenberg, Mark T. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Teachers are responsible for delivering academic instruction, facilitating student learning and engagement, and managing classroom behavior. Stress may interfere with performance in the classroom, however (Tsouloupas, Carson, Matthews, Grawitch, & Barber, 2010), and recent studies suggest that stress is quite common among today's educators. In…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Techniques, Stress Variables
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