Robert E. Slavin
One of the Authors of “Effective Educational Program: Meta-Findings from the Best Evidence Encyclopedia”
The Best Evidence Encyclopedia is a free website 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 supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.
The Best Evidence Encyclopedia provides summaries of scientific reviews produced by many authors and organizations, as well as links to the full texts of each review. The summaries are written by CDDRE staff members and sent to review authors for confirmation.
The Best Evidence Encyclopedia covers reading and math reviews and allows the opportunity to describe both substantive and methodological patterns across a broad set of studies involving elementary and secondary grades. In an article entitled, “Effective Educational Program: Meta-Findings from the Best Evidence Encyclopedia” by Robert E. Slavin and Cynthia Lake the following conclusions were drawn as to the most often identified best practices in the classroom that affect student achievement. Here is what they listed:
- Strategies likely to improve student learning are those that improve the quality of instruction.
- Increased student active participation.
- Helping students to learn metacognitive skills.
- Improved management and motivation approaches.
- Comprehensive programs such as Classwide Peer Tutoring and Missouri Mathematics Program.
- Extensive professional development.
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