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When teachers increase their rates of opportunities to respond, student on-task behavior and correct responses increase while disruptive behavior decreases. Teacher use of opportunities to respond has also shown to improve reading performance (e.g., increased percentage of responses and fluency) and math performance (e.g., rate of calculation, problems completed, correct responses). In addition, obtaining frequent responses from students provides continual feedback for the teacher on student learning and the effectiveness of their instructional activities.