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Collings, Ashleigh; O'Connor, Erin; McClowry, Sandee – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Previous research finds that children experience a range of school readiness challenges (e.g., Chartier, Walker, & Naimark, 2010; Zill, 1999). Such challenges vary by children's gender, temperament, and participation in school-based interventions (e.g., Mullola et al., 2011; Bramlett, Scott, Rowell, 2000). However, the examination of child…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Intervention, Role, Gender Differences
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Blums, Angela; Belsky, Jay; Grimm, Kevin; Chen, Zhe – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2017
The present study examined whether and how socioeconomic status (SES) predicts school achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using structural equation modeling and data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Child Care and Youth Development. The present inquiry addresses gaps in…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Cognitive Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Sonnenschein, Susan; Metzger, Shari R.; Dowling, Rebecca; Baker, Linda – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The association between monolingual children's early language abilities and their later reading performance is well established. However, for English language learners, the pattern of associations between early language skills and later literacy is much less well understood for English language learners. This study examined language predictors of…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Hispanic Americans
Landeros-Thomas, Barry Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
American Indian students exhibit significant delays in academic skills and are at greater risk of school leaving or dropout than mainstream peers. A core component of these academic difficulties are persistent reading deficits across grades, but little research exists on the underlying foundation of these reading deficits. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Cognitive Processes, Reading Skills, Statistical Analysis
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Anderson, Alida; Berry, Katherine A. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
This study examined the influence of tableau on the expressive language skills of three students with language-based learning disabilities in inclusive urban fourth-grade English language arts (ELA) classroom settings. Data were collected on linguistic productivity, specificity, and narrative cohesion through analysis of students' responses to…
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Language Skills, Oral Language, Language Impairments
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Miller, Sarah; Biggart, Andy; Sloan, Seaneen; O'Hare, Liam – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Success for All (SfA) is a whole-school approach to improving literacy in primary schools. Teachers receive training in areas including group learning strategies, phonics, and assessment, and are provided with structured daily lesson plans and teaching materials. There is also support for school leadership in areas such as data management, ability…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Faculty Development
Smith, Adrina O. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined the latent factors of dialect variation as they relate to reading achievement of second grade students. Sociocultural theory, identity theories, and critical theory used against a metaphorical backdrop of a bundle of locks were used to illustrate the complexity of language variation and its effect on reading achievement within…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Nonstandard Dialects, Language Variation, Screening Tests
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Cao, Thuy Hong; Jung, Jae Yup; Lee, Jihyun – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
Assessment is a crucial component of gifted education. Not only does it facilitate the recognition of the potential and specific needs of gifted students, it also monitors the progress and growth of gifted students, and allows for the evaluation of gifted education programs. In the present review, we synthesize the literature on assessment in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Talent
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Ouellette, Gene; Martin-Chang, Sandra; Rossi, Maya – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
The present study tested the hypothesis that underlying orthographic representations vary in completeness within the individual, which is manifested in both spelling accuracy and reading speed. Undergraduate students were trained to improve their spelling of difficult words. Word reading speed was then measured for these same words, allowing for a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Spelling, Spelling Instruction, Hypothesis Testing
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Kim, Young-Suk Grace – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
Pathways of relations of language, cognitive, and literacy skills (i.e., working memory, vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, inference, comprehension monitoring, word reading, and listening comprehension) to reading comprehension were examined by comparing four variations of direct and indirect effects model of reading. Results from 350…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Language Skills
Jung, Pyung-Gang; McMaster, Kristen L.; delMas, Robert C. – Exceptional Children, 2017
We examined effects of research-based early writing intervention delivered within a data-based instruction (DBI) framework for children with intensive needs. We randomly assigned 46 students with and without disabilities in Grades 1 to 3 within classrooms to either treatment or control. Treatment students received research-based early writing…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Intervention, Writing (Composition), Control Groups
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Abbott, Robert; Mickail, Terry; Richards, Todd; Renninger, K. Ann; Hidi, Suzanne E.; Beers, Scott; Berninger, Virginia – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2017
Three methodological approaches were applied to understand the role of interest and self-efficacy in reading and/or writing in students without and with persisting specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in literacy. For each approach students in grades 4 to 9 completed a survey in which they rated 10 reading items and 10 writing items on a Scale 1…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Adolescents, Factor Analysis
Jones, Sandra N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study purposed to determine if the decline of proficient cursive writing in students in Grades 3-5 in a private Christian school in Maryland has a degree of influence on the regression in academic achievement in spelling, language skills, and written expression. In this age of PET and fMRI scans, neurological imaging showed areas in the brain…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Skills, Academic Ability, Elementary School Students
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Mokrova, Irina L.; Anderson, Treshawn L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2017
The purpose of the 2015-2016 NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation study was to examine the long-term effects of participation in NC Pre-K at the end of kindergarten. Two groups of children were compared--those who attended NC Pre-K (treatment) and those who had not attended NC Pre-K (comparison). Propensity score matching (PSM) was used to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Kindergarten
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Shi, Qinxin; Kestian, Jade; Liew, Jeffrey; Woltering, Steven – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Self-regulation is increasingly considered as an important factor for child development. The present, nine-year, longitudinal study (N = 782) examines two components of self-regulation as predictors of later disciplinary status, anti-social involvement, and experiences with victimization. The teacher rating of self-regulation was identified as a…
Descriptors: Self Control, Self Management, Child Development, Predictor Variables
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