Category archive: Education Evidence Based Practices

Effective Programs for Elementary Science: A Best-Evidence Synthesis Educator’s Summary

Which science programs have been proven to help elementary students to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on three types of programs designed to improve the science achievement of students in grades K–6: Inquiry-oriented programs without science Challenge, Science IDEAS, and Collaborative Concept Mapping. These programs help teachers learn and use generic processes,…

Effective Programs for Struggling Readers: A Best Evidence Synthesis

Which elementary reading approaches have been proven to help struggling readers to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on six types of programs designed to improve the reading achievement of children having difficulty in learning to read: One-to-One Tutoring by Teachers (TT) such as Reading Recovery, Auditory Discrimination in Depth, Early Steps/Howard Street…

Effective Reading Programs for Middle and High Schools: A Best Evidence Synthesis

What reading programs have been proven to help middle and high school students to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on four types of programs designed to improve the reading achievement of students in grades 6-12: Reading Curricula (Curr), such as LANGUAGE!, McDougal Littel, and other standard and alternative textbooks. Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI),…

Effective Programs in Middle and High School Mathematics: A Best Evidence Synthesis

What mathematics programs have been proven to help middle and high school students to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on three types of programs designed to improve the mathematics achievement of students in grades 6-12: Mathematics Curricula (MC), such as The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, Connected Mathematics, Saxon Math, and…

Effective Programs for Elementary Mathematics: A Best Evidence Synthesis

What mathematics programs have been proven to help elementary students to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on three types of programs designed to improve the mathematics achievement of students in grades K-6: Mathematics Curricula (MC), such as Everyday Mathematics, Saxon Math, and other standard and alternative textbooks. Computer assisted instruction (CAI), such…

About the Best Evidence Encyclopedia

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia is a free web site created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) under funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. It is intended to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence…

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