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Kiuhara, Sharlene A.; O'Neill, Robert E.; Hawken, Leanne S.; Graham, Steve – Exceptional Children, 2012
Explicitly and systematically teaching strategies for planning and drafting specific types of text has improved the writing of elementary and middle school students with disabilities in previous studies. In this investigation, we examined the effect of teaching a planning and drafting strategy for persuasive writing to high school students with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Grade 10, Persuasive Discourse
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Bliss, Carolyn; Webb, Jeff; St. Andre, Mark – Journal of General Education, 2012
This article reports the results of a quantitative matching study investigating the impact on first-year students of a two-semester learning community. Results indicate a statistically significant association between LEAP participation and academic performance measured by retention, GPA, and time to graduation. Participation was associated with…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Wilkinson, I. A. G.; Doepker, G. M.; Morbitt, D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2012
This study documents the effects of service-learning as it was introduced and brought to scale in an introductory undergraduate course in Reading Foundations for students seeking to become early and middle childhood education teachers. Participants included multiple cohorts of students in multiple instantiations of the course taught with and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Introductory Courses, Education Courses, Preservice Teachers
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Courey, Susan Joan; Balogh, Endre; Siker, Jody Rebecca; Paik, Jae – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2012
This study examined the effects of an academic music intervention on conceptual understanding of music notation, fraction symbols, fraction size, and equivalency of third graders from a multicultural, mixed socio-economic public school setting. Students (N = 67) were assigned by class to their general education mathematics program or to receive…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Intervention, Public Schools
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Algozzine, Bob; Wang, Chuang; White, Richard; Cooke, Nancy; Marr, Mary Beth; Algozzine, Kate; Helf, Shawnna S.; Duran, Grace Zamora – Exceptional Children, 2012
This article addresses the effects of 3-tiered comprehensive reading and behavior interventions on K-3 student outcomes in 7 urban elementary schools with a high prevalence of students considered difficult to teach. Specific features of each level of the implementation are described including screening and tier placement procedures, scheduling and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emergent Literacy, Discipline, Program Effectiveness
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Grady, Michael; Watkins, Sandra; Montalvo, Greg – Rural Educator, 2012
International assessment data indicate American students are not competing with their counterparts in other countries. The mathematics curriculum and pedagogy are not preparing students to compete in a global economy. This study compared student achievement using sixth grade mathematics results from the Illinois Standards Achievement Test.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Curriculum, Data Analysis
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Angrist, Joshua D.; Dynarski, Susan M.; Kane, Thomas J.; Pathak, Parag A.; Walters, Christopher R. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
The nation's largest charter management organization is the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). KIPP schools are emblematic of the No Excuses approach to public education, a highly standardized and widely replicated charter model that features a long school day, an extended school year, selective teacher hiring, strict behavior norms, and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Special Needs Students, Limited English Speaking
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Short, Deborah J.; Fidelman, Carolyn G.; Louguit, Mohammed – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2012
This article describes a study examining the effects of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model instruction on the academic language performance of middle and high school English language learners. The SIOP model is an approach for teaching content curriculum to students learning through a new language. Teachers employ techniques…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Achievement Tests, English (Second Language), Professional Development
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Scott, Catherine – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
This study examined the characteristics of 10 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused high schools that were selected from various regions across the United States. In an effort to better prepare students for careers in STEM fields, many schools have been designed and are currently operational, while even more are in the…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Charter Schools, Minority Group Students, Engineering
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Moss, Gary L.; Chippendale, Ene Kaja; Mershon, Clark W.; Carney, Trisha – Journal of College Admission, 2012
The role of standardized tests in general and college admission tests in particular is a hot topic for educators, administrators and others evaluating the outcomes of educational institutions. The importance of the test scores for both students and institutions is acknowledged, and the test preparation industry has spawned into a multi-billion…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Standardized Tests, Test Preparation
Donen, Tony – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The lack of clear and manageable implementation models for individualized instruction continued to exist in high schools. Formal individualized teaching (FIT), a differentiated instructional model, was studied to determine its impact on student learning. The FIT model included analyzing student data using a Pareto analysis to identify individual…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Models, Outcomes of Education, High School Students
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Martin, Taylor; Brasiel, Sarah J.; Turner, Herb; Wise, John C. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
This study examines the effects of Connected Mathematics Project 2 (CMP2) on grade 6 student mathematics achievement and engagement using a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) design. It responds to a need to improve mathematics learning in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC). Findings…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intervention, Observation, Mathematics Achievement
Hughes, Katherine L.; Rodriguez, Olga; Edwards, Linsey; Belfield, Clive – James Irvine Foundation, 2012
In 2008, The James Irvine Foundation launched the Concurrent Courses initiative to make dual enrollment programs--which allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credit--available to low-income youth who struggle academically or who are from populations historically underrepresented in higher education. This work advances…
Descriptors: College Credits, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation
Rodriguez, Olga; Hughes, Katherine L.; Belfield, Clive – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
The Concurrent Courses Initiative (CCI), funded by The James Irvine Foundation from 2008 until 2011, comprised eight secondary/postsecondary partnerships across California that offered dual enrollment programs with supplemental student supports. The goal of the CCI was to expand access to supportive, career-focused dual enrollment for students…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Vocational Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Dwyer, Kelly; Rozewski, Danielle; Simonsen, Brandi – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2012
Individuals who engage in problem behavior should be taught an appropriate behavior that meets the same function and replaces the problem behavior. Often, there are several appropriate replacement behaviors, and guidance is needed to choose among them. This study employs a hybrid single subject design with a baseline, alternating treatments, and…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Comparative Analysis, Task Analysis
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