The Responsive Classroom Efficacy Study

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What We Do

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.

Project Info

Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences

Principal Investigator: Sara Rimm-Kaufman

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. The M-Scan measure of Mathematics Instructional Quality was developed as part of this research effort.

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UVA Social Development Lab

The UVA Social Development Lab, directed by Sara Rimm-Kaufman, addresses pressing questions in education science from an interdisciplinary perspective. Learn more at our full website.

UVA Social Development Lab

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