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Blazar, David; Braslow, David; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Over the past several years, research teams have developed observational instruments to measure the quality of teachers' instructional practices. Instruments such as Framework for Teaching (FFT) and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) assess general teaching practices, including student-teacher interactions, behavior management, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Test Construction, Teacher Competencies
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Yanik, H. Bahadir; Porter, Wayne – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2009
This article presents a case study in which researcher-practitioner collaboration took place to promote effective use of technology in an urban elementary school mathematics classroom. Data were primarily gathered through classroom observations and interviews. The aim of this study was twofold. First, to increase our understanding of the effects…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Cooperation, Computer Software, Educational Technology
Yuan, Kun; Le, Vi-Nhuan – RAND Corporation, 2014
In 2010, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Education Program has established the Deeper Learning Initiative, which focuses on students' development of deeper learning skills (i.e., the mastery of core academic content, critical-thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and "learn-how-to-learn" skills). Two test…
Descriptors: Test Items, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Skill Development
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Malone, Lizabeth M.; Cabili, Charlotte; Henderson, Jamila; Esposito, Andrea Mraz; Coolahan, Kathleen; Henke, Juliette; Asheer, Subuhi; O'Toole, Meghan; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Boller, Kimberly – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Measurement Techniques, Profiles
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Boller, Kimberly; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Malone, Lizabeth M.; Baxter, Gail P.; West, Jerry – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This report contains resources to help researchers and policymakers review measures used in NCEE evaluations of educational interventions. The measures included in the Compendium are applicable to settings for preschool through grade 12. The Compendium discusses criteria and their importance in selecting measures for assessing intervention impacts…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Zheng, R. Z.; Yang, W.; Garcia, D.; McCadden, E. P. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2008
The present study investigates the effects of multimedia and schema induced analogical reasoning on science learning. It involves 89 fourth grade elementary students in the north-east of the United States. Participants are randomly assigned into four conditions: (a) multimedia with analogy; (b) multimedia without analogy; (c) analogy without…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Logical Thinking, Grade 4, Teaching Methods
Whitebook, Marcy; Gomby, Deanna; Bellm, Dan; Sakai, Laura; Kipnis, Fran – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2009
When it comes to teacher preparation, the support provided to new teachers, and ongoing professional development for working teachers, Grades K-12 and the field of early care and education (ECE) are two very different worlds. While both worlds assume that teachers' classroom skills and behavior can be influenced at multiple points in time (through…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Young Children, Educational Change, Professional Development
Bailey, Alison, L.; Butler, Frances A.; LaFramenta, Charmien; Ong, Christine – US Department of Education, 2004
This report details an exploratory study that employs qualitative methods to characterize the academic language used by teachers and students in 4th and 5th grade mainstream science classrooms. Teacher oral language, and to some degree student talk, was observed during content instruction. This type of data allows for a broad descriptive…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Science Instruction, Academic Discourse, Discourse Analysis
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Hirschstein, Miriam K.; Edstrom, Leihua Van Schoiack; Frey, Karin S.; Snell, Jennie L.; MacKenzie, Elizabeth P. – School Psychology Review, 2007
This study examined relationships between teacher implementation of a comprehensive bullying prevention program and student outcomes. Implementation in third- through sixth-grade classrooms (N = 36) was measured by observation and teacher report. Student outcomes were measured by student surveys and teacher ratings of peer social skills (N = 549)…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Student Surveys, Classrooms
Le, Vi-Nhuan; Kirby, Sheila Nataraj; Barney, Heather; Setodji, Claude Messan; Gershwin, Daniel – RAND Corporation, 2006
This study uses data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K) to examine how children's skills and knowledge at kindergarten entry predict their achievement in later grades. It extends previous research by examining longer-term achievement outcomes, namely test scores at the end of fifth grade, and…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Kindergarten, Income, Parent Participation