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Literature Review for the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards (2011)

As part of the process of updating the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards, InTASC commissioned a review of research by Peter Youngs of Michigan State University from 1990 to 2011 on the main topics addressed by the standards. The purpose of the literature review is to a) identify areas within the updated InTASC standards that are supported by empirical evidence and b) identify areas within the standards that are supported by normative arguments (as opposed to empirical research).

As part of the literature review project, three documents/sets of documents have been produced:

  1. A 5-page synthesis paper that briefly summarizes research on instruction (including instruction in bilingual education and special education), assessment, teacher knowledge, learning environment, technology, planning and reflection, and teacher collaboration
  2. For each InTASC standard, 2- to 3-page summary of the research reviewed for that standard
  3. For each InTASC standard, a master template (Excel file) featuring detailed summaries of each study reviewed for that standard

You can access the above documents using the follwing links:

InTASC Research Synthesis
InTASC Research Summaries by Standard
InTASC Research Studies Templates by Standard

Comments/Feedback
If you or your organization have any comments or feedback on the synthesis paper, the research summaries, and/or the research templates, please send them to Peter Youngs (pyoungs@msu.edu) or you can call him at (517)353-4348. Please send any comments/feedback to Dr. Youngs by July 31st, 2011.

Search Strategies
In conducting this literature review, we focused primarily on research studies that were published in peer-reviewed journals between 1990 and 2011. Each study had to address an area(s) of teacher knowledge, a teacher disposition(s), and/or teacher performance(s) represented in the updated InTASC Core Teaching Standards. Some studies examined associations between teacher knowledge or performance and student achievement. Other studies investigated factors (i.e., predictor variables) associated with teacher knowledge or performance. In addition, we included studies from within and outside the United States; and we focused primarily on research on literacy, English/language arts, mathematics, and science; with limited attention to research on history/social studies and world/foreign language. In sum, the search criteria were as follows:

  • Focus on peer-reviewed journal articles (1990 to 2011)
  • Each study had to address an area(s) of teacher knowledge, a teacher disposition(s), and/or teacher performance(s) represented in the updated InTASC standards
  • Studies had to examine associations between teacher knowledge or performance and student achievement OR factors associated with teacher knowledge or Performance
  • Studies from within and outside the U.S. were included
  • Focus on research on literacy, English/language arts, mathematics, and science

As of April 2011, we have reviewed/started reviewing each of the following journals from 1990 to 2011 as part of this literature review:

  1. American Educational Research Journal
  2. American Journal of Distance Education
  3. American Journal of Education
  4. Bilingual Research Journal
  5. British Journal of Education Psychology
  6. Child Development
  7. Comparative Education Review
  8. Economics of Education Review
  9. Educational Administration Quarterly
  10. Educational Assessment
  11. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
  12. Educational Policy Analysis Archives
  13. Educational Research and Evaluation
  14. Elementary School Journal
  15. Exceptional Children
  16. Gifted Child Quarterly
  17. International Journal of Science Education
  18. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
  19. Journal for the Education of the Gifted
  20. Journal of Education Psychology
  21. Journal of Educational Computing Research
  22. Journal of Experimental Education
  23. Journal of Learning Disabilities
  24. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
  25. Journal of Reading Behavior
  26. Journal of Research on Science Teaching
  27. Journal of Research on Technology in Education
  28. Journal of Special Education
  29. Journal of Teacher Education
  30. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives
  31. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal
  32. Reading Research Quarterly
  33. Research in the Teaching of English
  34. Review of Economics and Statistics
  35. School Science and Mathematics
  36. Science Education
  37. Scientific Studies of Reading
  38. Sociology of Education
  39. Teachers College Record
  40. Teaching and Teacher Education

Contact:Kathleen Paliokaskathleenp@ccsso.org202-336-7058