In these reports, you will find results of statistical analysis performed by MRL staff, along with a discussion of potential implications for classroom teachers and school administrators.
- 2010–2011 Adams 50 Instructional Model Study
During the 2010–2011 school year, Marzano Research Laboratory partnered with Adams County School District 50 to create a unique, learner-centered, standards-based model of instruction. The purpose of the project was to develop a model of instruction that is specific to standards-based schooling as practiced in Adams County School District 50. This report focuses on the student and teacher surveys that were administered during the second phase of the project, along with findings from a validity study focused on the relationship between teacher performance on the model and student academic achievement and growth.
- Marzano Program for Building Academic Vocabulary: Preliminary Report of the 2004–2005 Evaluation Study
This report summarizes the initial findings from the 2004–2005 evaluation study of the program titled Building Academic Vocabulary (BAV). The theory and research supporting the development of this program are articulated in Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement (Marzano, 2004). Briefly, the basic assumption underlying the BAV program is that teaching standards-based academic terminology using a specific six-step process can enhance students' abilities to read and understand subject-area content and ultimately help students build a store of academic background knowledge that enhances academic achievement.
- Marzano Program for Building Academic Vocabulary: Supplemental Report of Effects on Specific Subgroups (FRL & ELL Students)
During the 2004–2005 academic year, an evaluation study was conducted of the Building Academic Vocabulary (BAV) program. The findings from this study, reported in the document Marzano Program for Building Academic Vocabulary: Preliminary Report of the 2004–2005 Evaluation Study (Marzano, 2005), found that students who participated in the BAV program exhibited greater ability to read and understand grade-appropriate materials in mathematics, science, and general literacy than their nonparticipating counterparts. This report addresses the findings for a subsample of students involved in the study—those classified as English language learners (ELL) and those classified as eligible for free and reduced lunch (FRL).
- Phase III–What Works in Oklahoma?
This document contains the Phase III report from the What Works in Oklahoma Schools study. As opposed to describing the findings from the study that was conducted, it provides a tool-kit that can be used by Oklahoma principals and teachers to determine the best courses of action for their schools and classrooms. The tools provided in this report are based on the recommendations from the Phase I and Phase II elements of this study.
- Phase II–What Works in Oklahoma?
Phase II provides a more detailed examination of classroom variables important to achievement in Oklahoma schools. Where Phase I addressed all nine of the Oklahoma essential elements using survey data, Phase II focuses on what occurs in Oklahoma classrooms primarily using data from principal interviews, classroom observations (on-site), and video recording observations. Teacher data is anonymous and video recordings of teachers were viewed only by MRL researchers involved in the study.
Phase I–What Works in Oklahoma?
This is the Phase I report for a needs assessment and accompanying study sponsored by the Oklahoma State Department of Education which was conducted during the 2010 calendar year. This report seeks to determine the importance of nine essential elements to being classified as a school in need of improvement. 61 schools are involved in this study with approximately half of those schools on improvement status. Data for this phase was collected from surveys that were administered to administrators, teachers, students, and parents in each of the 61 schools.
- MRL Action Research Reports
In this section, you’ll find a collection of reports from different schools and districts that participated in action research with MRL.
- Executive summary: A second year evaluation study of Promethean ActivClassroom
Robert J. Marzano and Mark W. Haystead | December 2010
During the 2009–2010 school year, Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL) was commissioned by Promethean Ltd. to conduct a second year evaluation study of the effects of Promethean ActivClassroom on student academic achievement. This executive summary highlights the key findings.
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- Final report: A second year evaluation study of Promethean ActivClassroom
Robert J. Marzano and Mark W. Haystead | December 2010
During the 2009–2010 school year, Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL) was commissioned by Promethean Ltd. to conduct a second year evaluation study of the effects of Promethean ActivClassroom on student academic achievement. This report describes the findings from the second year study along with aggregate findings from the first and second year evaluation studies. The combined results involved 4,913 students, 123 teachers, 73 schools, and 36 districts.
Click here for the first year final report.