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Crosnoe, Robert; Kalil, Ariel – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2010
This study examined the potential for educational investments in Mexican immigrant mothers to enhance their management of their children's pathways through the educational system in the United States, which often disadvantages them. We tested this hypothesis with data on 816 Mexican immigrant women and their children from the Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Mothers, Young Children, Immigrants, Mexican Americans
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Sung, Youngji Y.; Chang, Mido – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2010
The study explored various aspects of students' social skills in an attempt to identify specific aspect that has significance in predicting their academic performance and examined the longitudinal relationship of these social skills with academic performance. The study used two models that applied advanced statistical tools to a nationally…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Walston, Jill; McCarroll, Jill Carlivati – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This Brief is intended to provide descriptive statistics about various aspects of algebra enrollment in the eighth grade. The first analyses describe who is taking algebra in the eighth grade; findings compare eighth-grade course enrollment percentages for students with different demographic, family, geographic, and school characteristics (table…
Descriptors: Algebra, Grade 8, Enrollment, Comparative Analysis
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Grimm, Kevin J.; Widaman, Keith F. – Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2010
Several alternatives are available for specifying the residual structure in latent growth curve modeling. Two specifications involve uncorrelated residuals and represent the most commonly used residual structures. The first, building on repeated measures analysis of variance and common specifications in multilevel models, forces residual variances…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Statistical Analysis, Measurement, Reading Achievement
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Grimm, Kevin J.; Ram, Nilam; Estabrook, Ryne – Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2010
Growth mixture models (GMMs; B. O. Muthen & Muthen, 2000; B. O. Muthen & Shedden, 1999) are a combination of latent curve models (LCMs) and finite mixture models to examine the existence of latent classes that follow distinct developmental patterns. GMMs are often fit with linear, latent basis, multiphase, or polynomial change models…
Descriptors: Models, Computer Software, Programming, Statistical Analysis
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Mulligan, Gail; Halle, Tamara; Kinukawa, Akemi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
During a period when the school-age language-minority population grew, from 8.8 million in 1999 to 10.8 million in 2007 (U.S. Department of Education 2010, indicator 5), the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) tracked the educational experiences of a nationally representative sample of children who were in…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Grade 8
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Halle, Tamara; Forry, Nicole; Hair, Elizabeth; Westbrook, T'Pring; Dwyer, Kathleen – Administration for Children & Families, 2009
This brief examines how provider training and education are related to parent- and provider-reported indicators of quality in home-based and center-based care for toddlers using data from a nationally representative sample of low-income children. The research addressed three research questions: What are the demographic characteristics that…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Low Income Groups, Child Care, Demography
Romero, Mariajose; Douglas-Hall, Ayana – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2009
This Guide is an annotated bibliography of existing large scale data sets that provide useful information to policymakers, researchers, state administrators, and others in the field of child care and early education. The Guide follows an ecological approach to research and policy in the field: it brings attention not only to children themselves,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Data, Research
Xia, Nailing – ProQuest LLC, 2009
There is considerable debate about the relative importance of family versus school factors in producing academic and nonacademic student outcomes, and whether and how their impacts vary across different student groups. In addition to critically reviewing and synthesizing earlier work, this study extends the literature by (a) using the ECLS-K, a…
Descriptors: African American Children, Homework, Socioeconomic Status, Parent Participation
Dong, Nianbo – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), this paper applied optimal propensity score matching method to evaluate the effects of Head Start on children's kindergarten retention, reading and math achievement in fall kindergarten comparing with center-based care. Both parametric and nonparametric…
Descriptors: Intervals, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Kindergarten
Murphy, Patrick Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2009
There are three self-contained essays in this dissertation. In the first essay (Chapter 2 of the dissertation) I estimate various achievement models for math and reading using the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K) dataset. An indicator for gifted program participation captures the impact of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains
Clark, Melissa H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study examines the impact of various types of preschool care and education on the reading achievement of children, kindergarten through fifth grade, who participated in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). The participants in this study are located throughout the United States of America. These…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Syntax, Public School Teachers
Burdett, John M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) report, identify questions and statements that correlate to the dimensions of professional learning communities (PLCs), and determine the effect PLCs have on student achievement based on the ECLS-K data. In addition,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Grade 5
Fizer, Selena E. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The number of English language learners (ELL) across public schools in the United States continues to rise (Brice & Roseberry-McKibbin, 2006). However, teacher preparation for these students is not growing (McKeon, 2005). This quantitative study explored the relationship between teacher professional development and literacy achievement of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Kindergarten, Faculty Development, English (Second Language)
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