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ERIC Number: EJ856175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
A Longitudinal Study of Enhancing Critical Thinking and Reading Comprehension in Title I Classrooms
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Bracken, Bruce; Feng, Annie; Brown, Elissa
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v33 n1 p7-37 Fall 2009
A longitudinal study of student growth gains was conducted in Title I schools to assess growth in reading comprehension and critical thinking. Results suggested that all students benefited from the intervention of Project Athena units of study designed for high-ability learners. In addition, the study suggested that the comparison curriculum also benefited learners. Implications for practice include the use of high-level curriculum with all learners to elevate instruction and enhance critical thinking. Implications for scholarship include the need for studies that examine the specific nature of gains for different types of learners and schools using hierarchical linear modeling techniques. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Language: English
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