The Responsive Classroom Efficacy Study
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.
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.