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Bowles, Amy S. – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2015
This quantitative, correlational study investigated the relationship between the North Carolina End of Grade Assessment of Reading Comprehension (NCEOG) and mClass Reading 3D assessment in a North Carolina elementary school. It especially examined the degree to which mClass Reading 3D measures predict scores on the reading comprehension portion of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Reading Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Dorsey, Windy – Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2015
This convergent parallel mixed method sought to determine if the reading program increased third-grade student achievement. The research questions of the study examined the reading achievement scores of third-grade students and the effectiveness of McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders™. Significant differences were observed when a paired sample t test…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Achievement, Basal Reading, Mixed Methods Research
Sheldon, Steven B.; Davis, Marcia H. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2015
This report focuses on the opening of new school libraries and their impact on schools, teachers and students after two years of implementation of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project (Library Project). The findings build on the first report of this project and show that it is not just new facilities, but also the added…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Program Implementation
Baker, Doris Luft; Burns, Darci; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott King – Grantee Submission, 2015
This study examines the effect of 30 min of small group explicit instruction on reading outcomes for first-grade Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) at risk of reading difficulties. Participants were 78 ELs from seven schools who were receiving Spanish only, or Spanish and English, whole group reading instruction in first grade. Students were…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
Iowa Department of Education, 2015
The 2015 edition of the "Annual Condition of Education Report" includes a rich set of information about the status of Iowa's K-12 education system. The report provides valuable feedback about Iowa's students, educators and school districts across a number of statewide measures. They include changes in student populations and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Enrollment, Kindergarten
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Beach, Kristen D.; O'Connor, Rollanda E. – Grantee Submission, 2015
We explored the usefulness of 1st and 2nd grade reading measures and responsiveness criteria collected within a Response-to-Intervention (RtI) framework for predicting Reading Disability (RD) in 3rd grade. We used existing data from 387 linguistically diverse students who had participated in a longitudinal RtI study. Model-based predictors of RD…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests
Richards-Tutor, Cara; Baker, Doris Luft; Russell, Gersten; Baker, Scott K.; Smith, Jeanie Marie – Online Submission, 2015
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, Electronic Libraries, English Language Learners
Goldstein, Howard; Olszewski, Arnold – Grantee Submission, 2015
Purpose: This article describes the process of developing and implementing a supplemental early literacy curriculum designed for preschoolers demonstrating delays in literacy development. Method: Intervention research and implementation research have traditionally been viewed as sequential processes. This article illustrates a process of…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Emergent Literacy
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Petscher, Yaacov; Quinn, Jamie M.; Wagner, Richard K. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Conceptualizations of developmental trends are driven by the particular method used to analyze the period of change of interest. Various techniques exist to analyze developmental data, including individual growth curve analysis in observed and latent frameworks, cross-lagged regression to assess interrelations among variables, and multilevel…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Correlation, Longitudinal Studies, Oral Reading
Sytsma, Marcia Ruth – ProQuest LLC, 2014
A cross-age peer tutoring program was implemented in a small rural school in west central Belize, Central America. All students at the school were native Spanish speakers, and all general instruction was conducted in English. The program was devised to supplement existing reading and language arts instruction at all grade levels. Progress of both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, English (Second Language)
Ellett, Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study compares native English, Spanish, Lao, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, and all other ELL students over one, two, three, and four-year spans to determine if certain groups appear to face more difficulties in developing early reading mastery by third grade. This study also examines whether socio-economic status impacts the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Connor, Carol M.; Folsom, Jessica S.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Greulich, Luana; Schatschneider, Christopher; Wagner, Richard K. – Exceptional Children, 2014
This randomized controlled experiment compared the efficacy of two response-to-intervention (RTI) models--typical RTI and dynamic RTI--and included 34 first-grade classrooms (n = 522 students) across 10 socioeconomically and culturally diverse schools. Typical RTI was designed to follow the two-stage RTI decision rules that wait to assess response…
Descriptors: Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Allor, Jill H.; Mathes, Patricia G.; Roberts, J. Kyle; Cheatham, Jennifer P.; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Exceptional Children, 2014
This longitudinal randomized-control trial investigated the effectiveness of scientifically based reading instruction for students with IQs ranging from 40 to 80, including students with intellectual disability (ID). Students were randomly assigned into treatment (n = 76) and contrast (n = 65) groups. Students in the treatment group received…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Differences
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Sandberg Patton, Karen L.; Reschly, Amy L.; Appleton, James – Educational Assessment, 2014
With the concurrent emphasis on accountability, prevention, and early intervention, curriculum-based measurement of reading (R-CBM) is playing an increasingly important role in the educational process. This study investigated the differences in diagnostic accuracy and utility between commercial norms and local norms when making high-stakes, local…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Test Norms, Local Norms
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La Marca, Jeffry Peter – Grantee Submission, 2014
Attention deficit disorders are among the most prevalent and widely studied of all psychiatric disorders. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that 9.0% of children (12.3% of boys and 5.5% of girls) between ages 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Research consistently demonstrates that attention deficits have a deleterious effect…
Descriptors: Biofeedback, Brain, Intervention, Reading Achievement
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