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Ward, William M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This nonexperimental, quantitative, cross-sectional, explanatory study (Johnson 2001, p. 10) investigated the differences between a reform-based elementary school mathematics program, traditional elementary school mathematics programs, and General Education student achievement in high-socioeconomic districts on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, General Education, Academic Achievement, Effect Size
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Crowe, Elizabeth Coyne; Connor, Carol McDonald; Petscher, Yaacov – Journal of School Psychology, 2009
Policy changes at the federal and state level are endeavoring to improve student achievement at schools serving children from lower-SES homes. One important strategy is the focus on using evidence-based core reading curricula to provide a consistent framework for instruction across schools. However, rarely have these curricula undergone rigorous…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Comparative Testing, Grade 3
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Klein, Brock; Wright, Lynn Marie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
While much discussion about student success as it relates to access, equity, and underpreparedness at the collegiate level is taking place nationally and statewide, a strong and specific concern prompted some of the faculty at Pasadena City College (PCC), a large urban community college located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, to address the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Urban Environment, Learning Centers (Classroom), Algebra
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Blewitt, Pamela; Rump, Keiran M.; Shealy, Stephanie E.; Cook, Samantha A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Shared book reading, and the conversation that accompanies it, can facilitate young children's vocabulary growth. To identify the features of extratextual questions that help 3-year-olds learn unfamiliar words during shared book reading, two experiments explored the impact of cognitive demand level, placement, and an approximation to scaffolding.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Vocabulary Development, Books, Story Reading
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Guthrie, John T.; McRae, Angela; Coddington, Cassandra S.; Klauda, Susan Lutz; Wigfield, Allan; Barbosa, Pedro – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
Low-achieving readers in Grade 5 often lack comprehension strategies, domain knowledge, word recognition skills, fluency, and motivation to read. Students with such multiple reading needs seem likely to benefit from instruction that supports each of these reading processes. The authors tested this expectation experimentally by comparing the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Low Achievement, Reading Tests, Reading Processes
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Horner, Robert H.; Sugai, George; Smolkowski, Keith; Eber, Lucille; Nakasato, Jean; Todd, Anne W.; Esperanza, Jody – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2009
We report a randomized, wait-list controlled trial assessing the effects of school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS). An effectiveness analysis was conducted with elementary schools in Hawaii and Illinois where training and technical assistance in SWPBS was provided by regular state personnel over a 3-year period. Results document that the…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Technical Assistance, Positive Reinforcement, Behavior Modification
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Lee, Donghyuck; Olson, Elizabeth A.; Locke, Ben; Michelson, Sandra Testa; Odes, Eleonora – Journal of College Student Development, 2009
For this study, we examined the relationship between counseling experience and college students' academic performance and retention in a sample of 10,009 college freshmen and transfer students. The results indicated that counseling experience is significantly associated with student retention: students receiving counseling services were more…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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Nelson, J. Ron; Hurley, Kristin Duppong; Synhorst, Lori; Epstein, Michael H.; Stage, Scott; Buckley, Jacquelyn – Exceptional Children, 2009
Within 3-tier behavioral models, universal interventions are expected to prevent the onset of problem behavior in a majority of children altogether and to sustain improvements in child outcomes by the selected and indicated interventions. A cohort longitudinal design was used to assess the extent to which a 3-tier model achieves these expected…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Academic Achievement, Models, Development
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Lozano, Aliber; Watt, Karen M.; Huerta, Jeffery – American Secondary Education, 2009
This study assessed the differences in educational aspirations and educational anticipations between four groups (AVID, GEAR UP, AVID/GEAR UP, and Control) of high school seniors who participated in a previous study as 10th graders (Watt, Huerta, & Lozano, 2007). It also measured whether any change in aspirations and anticipations occurred…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Aspiration, Grade 12, High School Seniors
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Peterson, Mary A.; Hamilton, Elizabeth B.; Russell, Aaron D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2009
School-based mental health programming is a viable intervention because it can provide evidenced-based-treatment (EBT) while avoiding the typical service barriers. In this study, 119 students (ages 10 to 12) were randomly assigned to participate in either a 24-session Coping Power Program (CPP) or a control group. Using the Behavior Assessment…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Learning Problems, Mental Health Programs, Effect Size
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Saunders, William M.; Goldenberg, Claude N.; Gallimore, Ronald – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
The authors conducted a quasi-experimental investigation of effects on achievement by grade-level teams focused on improving learning. For 2 years (Phase 1), principals-only training was provided. During the final 3 years (Phase 2), school-based training was provided for principals and teacher leaders on stabilizing team settings and using…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Experimental Groups, Academic Achievement, Teacher Leadership
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Carter, Erik W.; Trainor, Audrey A.; Ditchman, Nicole; Swedeen, Beth; Owens, Laura – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Early work experiences have been advocated as an important avenue for equipping youth with disabilities with the skills, attitudes, opportunities, and aspirations needed to transition successfully to meaningful careers after high school. We examined the efficacy and social validity of a multicomponent intervention package--composed of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Education Work Relationship, Severe Disabilities, Work Experience
Voloshin, Dmitriy – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study investigates the effects of Cognitive Tutor Bridge to Algebra (CTBA), a computer-assisted, remedial Algebra I curriculum, on mathematics performance and mathematics attitudes of ninth-grade students (n = 177) including English Learners (n = 78) and Economically Disadvantaged students (n = 93). A total of 95 students participated in CTBA…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Second Language Learning, Grade 9, Algebra
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Kalberg, Jemma Robertson; Mofield, Emily; Wehby, Joseph H.; Parks, Robin J. – Remedial and Special Education, 2009
This study examined outcomes associated with participation in a program, Preparing for the ACT, designed to enhance student performance (N = 126) on the ACT college entrance exam. This targeted intervention was implemented as part of a three-tiered model of positive behavior support. Results of descriptive analyses revealed that only academic…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
Heinrich, Carolyn J.; Meyer, Robert H.; Whitten, Gregory W. – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2009
Schools that have not made adequate yearly progress in increasing student academic achievement are required, under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), to offer children in low-income families the opportunity to receive supplemental educational services (SES). In research conducted in Milwaukee Public Schools, the authors explore whether parents and…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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