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Reardon, Sean F.; Cheadle, Jacob E.; Robinson, Joseph P. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
Prior research estimating the effect of Catholic schooling has focused on high school, where evidence suggests a positive effect of Catholic versus public schooling. In this article, we estimate the effect of attending a Catholic elementary school rather than a public school on the math and reading skills of children in kindergarten through fifth…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Catholic Schools, Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills
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Dyer, W. Justin; McBride, Brent A.; Jeans, Laurie M. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2009
With a representative sample of U.S. children born in 2001, growth curve modeling was used to investigate the association between father-child involvement and the developmental status of the child. Three groups of children, which varied by timing of developmental delay diagnosis, were compared for father involvement trajectories. These groups of…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Developmental Delays, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Graves, Scott L., Jr.; Frohwerk, April – School Psychology Quarterly, 2009
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the state of multilevel modeling in the field of school psychology. The authors provide a systematic assessment of published research of multilevel modeling studies in 5 journals devoted to the research and practice of school psychology. In addition, a practical example from the nationally…
Descriptors: Psychologists, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Socioeconomic Status
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2009
This article reports that two programs for teaching mathematics in the early grades--Math Expressions and Saxon Math--emerged as winners in early findings released last week from a large-scale federal experiment that pits four popular, and philosophically distinct, math curricula against one another. But the results don't promise to end the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Moon, Sung Seek; Lee, Joohi – Early Education and Development, 2009
Research Findings: A structural equation model (SEM) and multiple indicators and multiple causes (MIMIC) model were used to test family factors, parent psychological well-being, parent-child home activity, and parent school involvement in relation to children's school achievement. Data for this study were drawn from the Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Family Income, Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Family Structure
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009
There is a strong relationship between students' socioeconomic status and their levels of academic achievement. Although educators should be held accountable for improving the performance of all students, including those living in poverty, schools alone can't eliminate the negative factors associated with poverty that lead to a large achievement…
Descriptors: Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Holt, Carleton R.; Range, Bret; Pijanowski, John – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Literature on retention focuses on both short term and long term outcomes for retained students. Short term outcomes typically include academic achievement, self-esteem issues, and occurrence of behavior problems. Long term outcomes include academic growth and persistence to graduation. Regardless of the focus and intent of the study, research on…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Longitudinal Studies, Self Esteem, Academic Persistence
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Chang, Mido; Singh, Kusum; Filer, Kimberly; Sung, Youngji Y. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2009
The study explored the longitudinal effects of all-day kindergarten program on the academic performance of students from diverse racial backgrounds and social class from kindergarten to the end of first grade. The study used three measures of reading and math scores from a nationally representative database of the USA, the Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Longitudinal Studies
Bracey, Gerald W. – Principal Leadership, 2009
Although the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act refers to "low performing" schools as "in need of improvement," no one outside of the U.S. Department of Education uses that phrase. The term most commonly used is "failing." NCLB offers a single, explicit definition of a failing school: one that fails to make adequate…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
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Flanagan, Kristin Denton; McPhee, Cameron – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
Using data from the final two rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), a longitudinal study begun in 2001, this First Look provides a snapshot of the demographic characteristics, reading and mathematics knowledge, fine motor skills, school characteristics, and before- and after-school care arrangements of the cohort…
Descriptors: Child Development, Kindergarten, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis
National Board for Education Sciences, 2009
On November 5, 2002, Congress passed the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA), establishing the Institute of Education Sciences (IES, or the Institute) and its board of directors, the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES, or the Board). The Institute reports to Congress yearly on the condition of education in the United States. The…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Federal Programs, Educational Research, Federal Legislation
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Blackorby, Jose; Schiller, Ellen; Mallik, Sangeeta; Hebbeler, Kathleen; Huang, Tracy; Javitz, Harold; Marder, Camille; Nagle, Katherine; Shaver, Debra; Wagner, Mary; Williamson, Cyndi – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
Reported here are the results of analyses to describe the patterns of identification and academic and developmental outcomes for children with disabilities, conducted as part of the 2004 National Assessment of the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This report provides background context for National…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Disability Identification, Infants
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Kieffer, Michael J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
Using longitudinal data on a nationally representative U.S. cohort, this study examined the roles of language minority (LM) status and English proficiency in English reading growth across the elementary and middle school years. Piecewise growth modeling was used to compare English reading growth trajectories for native English speakers and LM…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Minorities, Native Speakers, Limited English Speaking
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th 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: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education
Chang, Hedy N.; Romero, Mariajose – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2008
This report seeks to raise awareness of the critical importance of chronic early absence, synthesize available data on the scope of the challenge, and share emerging insights about how schools and communities can use chronic early absence to identify and address challenges affecting the social, educational and physical well-being of children and…
Descriptors: Poverty, Child Welfare, Attendance Patterns, Attendance
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