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Exhibit 2.4.3 Frequency of Types of Instruction: Elementary Schools Clover Park School District

Transition 13%

Testing 1%

Seat Work 33%

Direct Instruction 27%

Problem Solving 6%

Applied Practice 20%

In the middle schools, the percentage of activities congruent with district expectations was even less. Only 13.8 percent of the classrooms were engaged in applied practice activities, while 6.2 percent of the classrooms were engaged in problem-solving and creative activities. About one-third of the classrooms were engaged in seat work in the middle school, and 36.9 percent of the classrooms had direct instruction (teacher lecture or discussion).

Exhibit 2.4.4 Frequency of Types of Instruction: Middle School Clover Park School District

Transition 5%

Testing 6%

Seat Work 32%

Direct Instruction 37%

Problem Sol ing 6%

Applied Practice 14%

The distribution of middle school classroom activities is illustrated in the previous chart, Exhibit 2.4.4 which depicts the percentage of time for each category of activity in the middle schools.

Middle school classroom activities were mostly of the seat work and teacher presentation type (32.3 percent and 36.9 percent, respectively).

In the high schools, the type of activities became even more passive than the elementaty or middle schools. Approximately 75 percent of the activities observed in high school classrooms were passive

Clover Park School District Audit Report Page 49

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