Initiative Description: The Responsive Classroom approach which trained teachers to implement morning meetings, rule creation, academic choice, interactive modeling, positive teacher language, logical consequences, guided discovery, classroom organization, working with families, & collaborative problem-solving.
Study Results: RC mediated the relation between treatment assignment and improved math and reading achievement with the RC practices and math achievement relation being greater for students with low initial math achievement.
Reference: Rimm-Kaufman, S. E., Larsen, R. A. A., Baroody, A. E., Curby, T. W., Ko, M., Thomas, J. B., . . . DeCoster, J. (2014). Efficacy of the “responsive classroom” approach: results from a 3-year, longitudinal randomized controlled trial. American Educational Research Journal, 51(3), 567-603.
Level of Evidence: Very Good