Survey Findings for 2018-19 Implementation of The Modern Classrooms Project
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The Modern Classrooms Project is an innovative approach designed by teachers to meet students’ academic needs by incorporating blended, self-paced, mastery-based principles into instruction. This approach also works to develop students’ abilities to engage in self-directed learning. The Modern Classrooms Project contracted with the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University to analyze survey data collected during the implementation of The Modern Classrooms Project model during the 2018–19 school year. This study provides preliminary empirical support for The Modern Classrooms Project. Students reported statistically significant increases over time in their perceived ability to engage in self-directed learning. Students also reported statistically significantly improved classroom behavior and increased personal and academic supports from their teachers at the end of the school year relative to the beginning of the school year. There were no statistically significant differences over time in survey responses regarding student engagement in learning or school or other academic behaviors.