The Results Are In!
What an exciting time for me to join Northeast Foundation for Children! The University of Virginia research team behind the Responsive Classroom Efficacy Study (RCES) is beginning to release findings from their U.S. Department of Education-funded three-year, randomized, controlled trial. The study addressed these questions: Does the Responsive Classroom approach improve student outcomes? If so, how and for whom?
Data for the study was gathered over three consecutive school years at twenty-four elementary schools, with the researchers looking specifically at Responsive Classroom practices, and with a special emphasis on math teaching and learning. The results are the latest—and strongest—research findings available about the ways that the Responsive Classroom approach relates to classroom quality and children's social and academic outcomes.
I hope you will be able to join me at a free 30-minute webinar hosted by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education at noon on August 2, when we'll hear two of the researchers describe some practical research findings from the study. Sara Rimm-Kaufman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, and Julie Thomas, B.S., Directing Manager of the University of Virginia Social Development Lab, have designed this webinar specifically for administrators, school leaders, and teachers who are using (or making decisions about using) the Responsive Classroom approach in their schools and classrooms.
If this sounds interesting to you, please register at the Curry School website! Even if you can't attend the live webinar, if you register we'll send you a link to a recording soon after the event and a summary of the research results.
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