This article explores teacher evaluations of researcher-endorsed instructional strategies employed by 16 middle school teachers in Florida, to address the developmental and educational needs of their students. The results of a six-point ratings survey to assess the effectiveness of ten instructional practices (case studies; cooperative learning; dual language printed materials; field trips; guest speakers representing the cultures of the students; inviting parents to visit and participate in classroom activities; peer tutoring; role playing to solve problems; using alternative assessments; and use of visuals) administered to the teachers resulted in the identification of four practices and strategies being rated as the "most effective" in diverse classrooms.
Home Environment and Language Practices
Family and Community Involvement
Dual Language Programs