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Anthony, Jason L. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This study evaluated Earobics Step 1, a commercial literacy program, and examined whether impact varied with children's school readiness and classroom instruction. Participants included 247 kindergarteners from 37 classrooms in nine Title 1 schools. Children were randomly assigned to receive 21 weeks of computerized instruction with Earobics or…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Program Effectiveness, School Readiness, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Whitney, Todd; Hirn, Regina G.; Lingo, Amy S. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
In the present study, we examined the effects of a fluency-building mathematics program called Great Leaps Math on fluency of basic addition mathematics facts zero to nine and word problem solving using a multiple probe design across participants. Three elementary students with challenging behaviors and mathematics difficulty participated in the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Addition, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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McMahon, Don D.; Cihak, David F.; Wright, Rachel E.; Bell, Sherry Mee – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the use of an emerging technology called augmented reality to teach science vocabulary words to college students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. One student with autism and three students with an intellectual disability participated in a multiple probe across behaviors (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Science Instruction, College Students
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Schirmer, Barbara R.; Schaffer, Laura; Therrien, William J.; Schirmer, Todd N. – Reading Psychology, 2016
Two studies were conducted to determine if the Reread-Adapt and Answer-Comprehend (RAAC) repeated reading fluency intervention is effective in improving the reading achievement of deaf middle school and high school students. Participants included six middle school students and eight high school students. We found consistently good comprehension…
Descriptors: Deafness, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Richards-Tutor, Catherine; Baker, Doris L.; Gersten, Russell; Baker, Scott K.; Smith, Jeanie Mercier – Exceptional Children, 2016
This article reviews published experimental studies from 2000 to 2012 that evaluated the effects of providing reading interventions to English learners who were at risk for experiencing academic difficulties, including students with learning disabilities. Criteria included: (a) the study was published in a peer-referred journal, (b) the study was…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Literature Reviews, Electronic Libraries
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Taub, Gordon E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Research indicates the primary difference between strong and weak readers is their phonemic awareness skills. However, there is no consensus regarding which specific components of phonemic awareness contribute most robustly to reading comprehension. In this study, the relationship among sound blending, sound segmentation, and reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Reading Comprehension, African American Students, Charter Schools
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Krach, S. Kathleen; McCreery, Michael P.; Loe, Scott A.; Jones, W. Paul – Reading Psychology, 2016
Previous research demonstrates specific relationships between personality traits and general academic performance. In addition, research studies have demonstrated relationships among personality and variables related to reading fluency (i.e. speed, accuracy, automaticity, and prosody). However, little investigation has examined specific links…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Reading Fluency
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DeLay, Dawn; Hanish, Laura D.; Martin, Carol Lynn; Fabes, Richard A. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
The goals of this study were to investigate whether young children attending Head Start (N = 292; M[subscript age] = 4.3 years) selected peers based on their preschool competency and whether children's levels of preschool competency were influenced by their peers' levels of preschool competency. Children's peer interaction partners were…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Early Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children
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Price, Katherine W.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B.; Louwerse, Max M.; D'Mello, Sidney – Reading Psychology, 2016
Silent reading fluency has received limited attention in the school-based literatures across the past decade. We fill this gap by examining both oral and silent reading fluency and their relation to overall abilities in reading comprehension in fourth-grade students. Lower-level reading skills (word reading, rapid automatic naming) and vocabulary…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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McGowan, Mark R.; Holtzman, Dean R.; Coyne, Thomas B.; Miles, Kristina L. – Roeper Review, 2016
This study examined the utility of the Gifted Composite (GC) formula derived from selected subtests on the "Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition" (SB5) for evaluating intellectual giftedness. A sample of 52 children were administered both the SB5 and "Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, Third Edition" (WJ-III…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Intelligence Tests, Cognitive Ability, Achievement Tests
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Bono, Katherine E.; Sy, Susan R.; Kopp, Claire B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study focuses on the associations between family variables and academic and social school readiness in low-income Black children. Analyses drew from the National Institute for Child Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development dataset. The participants included 122 children and their mothers. Data collection occurred…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Low Income Students, African American Students, School Readiness
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Warnick, Kristan; Caldarella, Paul – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
This study examined the effectiveness of a multisensory phonics-based reading remediation program for adolescent delinquents classified as poor readers living at a residential treatment center. We used a pretest--posttest control group design with random assignment. The treatment group participated in a 30-hr multisensory phonics reading…
Descriptors: Phonics, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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McLear, Caitlin; Trentacosta, Christopher J.; Smith-Darden, Joanne – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: Early reading and mathematics skills predict later academic success, and child self-regulation and secure parent-child relationships are both predictors of early academic skills. Self-regulatory and family relationship factors have rarely been studied together as predictors of early academic success in populations of young…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Family Relationship, Prediction, Self Control
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Schneider, Deborah; Chambers, Alex; Mather, Nancy; Bauschatz, Retina; Bauer, Meredyth; Doan, Lesli – Reading Psychology, 2016
A controlled quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate the effects of the use of MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach on participants' reading and spelling achievement. After attrition, participants included 170 students enrolled in eight second-grade classrooms (four classrooms in each school) in two public elementary schools in the southwestern…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Reading Achievement, Grade 2
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MacArthur, Charles A.; Philippakos, Zoi A.; Graham, Steve – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to develop and validate a measure of motivation for use with basic college writers that would measure self-efficacy, achievement goals, beliefs, and affect. As part of a design research project on curriculum for community college developmental writing classes, 133 students in 11 classes completed the motivation…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation, Evaluation Methods
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