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Team Teaching Environment Study

Multistudio is collaborating with Arizona State University and SchoolSmartKC on a research study starting in the spring of 2024 and continuing through the 2024-2025 academic year. The study will investigate how re-aligning classroom environments in the Kansas City Public Education System to support team teaching helps teachers and students more effectively implement the team teaching models. This study may involve both quantitative measures (like surveys and assessment scores) and qualitative data (like field visits and focus groups). It will also involve consistent support for teachers and administrators throughout their participation in the program.

Once per semester throughout the duration of the study, both students and teachers will complete a survey about their experiences with team teaching in their classrooms. Teachers will complete their survey online, while students will have a brief survey activity in their classroom that will make it easy for them to understand the activity and ask any questions they may have. The lead researcher on the project, Dr. Michael Ralph, will work with each teacher to lead each class of students through their survey activity. The whole process will take about 10-15 minutes, and the students will answer about 15 questions during that process.

Participation in this study is voluntary. Any caregiver of a student who wishes to not have their student participate in the activity can opt their child out at this link:

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