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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2007

Elementary Education and Teaching

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Program, Classroom, And Teacher Characteristics: Their Associations, Mihyang Ryu Aug 2007

Program, Classroom, And Teacher Characteristics: Their Associations, Mihyang Ryu

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With data from the NCEDL Multi-State Pre-Kindergarten Study, the relationship between the characteristics of program, classroom, and teachers and classroom quality was examined in this study. Classroom quality was measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System and the Emerging Academics Snapshot. The sample consisted of 227 pre-k teachers in state-funded programs from six states. The percentage of children from low-income families in the classroom and the number of children with limited English proficiency (the only two predictive variables that described children’s characteristics) were found to be statistically significant predictors of classroom process quality. These findings were discussed with regard ...