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Responsive Classroom Efficacy Study

Recent Work

The Responsive Classroom Efficacy Study (RCES) is a randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of the Responsive Classroom® Approach. The Responsive Classroom® Approach, an intervention developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children, is designed to integrate social and academic learning and improve the capacity of teachers to manage their classrooms effectively. RCES involves 24 schools and data collection began in January, 2008. It is designed as a three year longitudinal study; children and their teachers will be followed from grades three through five with a special emphasis on the extent to which the Responsive Classroom® Approach relates to classroom quality during mathematics instruction and ultimately, children’s math achievement. This work is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences through a Teacher Quality Mathematics grant awarded to Sara Rimm-Kaufman, Xitao Fan, and Robert Berry. Contact Project Coordinator Jennifer Williams at jlw3ty (at) virginia (dot) edu for more information.