Using performance feedback to decrease classroom transition time and examine collateral effects on academic engagement

Robin S. Codding, Carol Ann Smyth

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Abstract

Performance feedback has been described as a necessary component of consultation. Although feedback has been used to improve academic performance of individual students, less research has examined the effects on classroom academic engagement when implementation of classroom management variables is the source of feedback. Using a multiple-baseline design, the effects of performance feedback with goal setting was examined across three high school biology teachers who were first provided with feedback on the number of seconds devoted to transitions and then successful implementation of classroom time management strategies. Feedback on the number of transition minutes alone led to decreases in transition time and corresponding increases in student academic engagement for all teachers. One teacher benefited from additional feedback on classroom time management strategies. For all teachers, low rates of transition time and high rates of academic engagement were maintained when the intervention was faded and after it was terminated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-345
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Educational and Psychological Consultation
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

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