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Carter, Erik W.; Trainor, Audrey A.; Ditchman, Nicole; Owens, Laura – Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2011
Despite the potential contributions of adolescent employment to postschool success, many youth who experience emotional and behavioral difficulties (EBD) do not access these opportunities. This intervention study examined the effects of a package of strategies designed to increase access to summer work experiences. Fifty-seven youth with EBD from…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Employment Opportunities
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Stockard, Jean – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2011
Reviews of research on rural education suggest that identifying ways to help rural schools improve teachers' pedagogical skills should be a high priority. This article addresses this issue by examining changes in reading skills through the primary grades of students in three rural, Midwestern districts that occurred after the implementation of a…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Effect Size
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Stockard, Jean – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of two implementation variables (source of technical support and time of implementation) to first grade reading achievement across three naturally-occurring conditions over a six-year time span. Two of the conditions involved implementation of Direct Instruction (DI) curriculum programs,…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Reading Comprehension
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Echevarria, Jana; Richards-Tutor, Catherine; Canges, Rebecca; Francis, David – Bilingual Research Journal, 2011
In this article we report findings from research through the Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE), a National Research and Development Center. In our study we examined the efficacy of a model of instruction for English learners, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Discourse, Control Groups, Second Language Learning
Jenkins, Davis; Weiss, Madeline Joy – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2011
This study uses administrative data from Washington State to chart the educational pathways of first-time community college students over seven years, with a focus on young, socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Of particular interest are the rates at which students enter a course of study (by passing multiple college-level courses within a…
Descriptors: Credentials, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Low Income Groups
Ellis, Joanetta Dowell – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In 2010, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) began its seventh year of testing (Texas Education Agency, 2009a). High stakes testing is a reality. This study considered the impact on mathematics achievement based on the mathematics program students were receiving during their middle school years. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Testing, Program Effectiveness
Lawson, Sylvia – ProQuest LLC, 2011
National testing standards have increased pressure on school personnel to identify and implement instructional practices that facilitate the academic achievement of at-risk students. No Child Left Behind legislation currently mandates that reading programs at the middle school level receiving federal funding must use scientifically validated…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Research Design, Middle School Students
Hubbard, Anne Judith – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the effects of the "READ 180"[R] program on the reading achievement levels of fourth grade students who participated in the "READ 180"[R] program (Scholastic Incorporated, 2005) compared to fourth grade students who were reading below grade level but who were not participating in the "READ 180"[R]…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Independent Reading, Reading Programs, Written Language
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Kersaint, Gladis; Dogbey, James; Barber, Jeff; Kephart, David – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2011
This study investigated outcomes (achievement, attitude, and retention) of college algebra students who had access to an online tutoring resource using a pre-posttest control group design. Students in the experimental groups were provided access to an online tutoring service unlike the students in the control group. Both groups had access to other…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Help Seeking, Tutorial Programs
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Wasik, Barbara A.; Hindman, Annemarie H. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
In a randomized control study, Head Start teachers were assigned to either an intervention group that received intensive, ongoing professional development (PD) or to a comparison group that received the "business as usual" PD provided by Head Start. The PD intervention provided teachers with conceptual knowledge and instructional…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Strategies, Intervention, Alphabets
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Brooks, D. Christopher – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The objective of this research is to identify the relationship between formal learning spaces and student learning outcomes. Using a quasi-experimental design, researchers partnered with an instructor who taught identical sections of the same course in two radically different formal learning environments to isolate the impact of the physical…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Conventional Instruction
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Bouck, Emily C.; Kulkarni, Gauri; Johnson, Linley – Remedial and Special Education, 2011
This study investigated the impact of mathematics curriculum (standards based vs. traditional) on the performance of sixth and seventh grade students with disabilities on multiple-choice and open-ended assessments aligned to one state's number and operations and algebra standards. It also sought to understand factors affecting student performance…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Disabilities, Program Effectiveness
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Radcliffe, Richard; Bos, Beth – American Secondary Education, 2011
Based on NAEP data, many adolescents may not be adequately prepared for postsecondary education. This is a Year Five report from a seven-year longitudinal study of a student cohort starting in sixth grade year (n = 50). It uses a quasi-experimental design, and collects data from surveys, interviews, and reflective statements to evaluate mentoring…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Mentors, College Preparation, Goal Orientation
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Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Baroody, Alison E.; Curby, Timothy W.; Ko, Michelle; Thomas, Julia B.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Abry, Tashia; DeCoster, Jamie – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
This randomized controlled field trial examined the efficacy of the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach on student achievement. Schools (n = 24) were randomized into intervention and control conditions; 2,904 children were studied from end of second to fifth grade. Students at schools assigned to the RC condition did not outperform students at…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement
Gold, Eva; Norton, Michael H.; Good, Deborah; Levin, Stephanie – Research for Action, 2012
This report presents Year One (2010-11) school level achievement and attendance outcomes and case study findings from fall 2011 that focused on school leadership and instruction. Thirteen schools were included in the first year of Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools Initiative (2010-11). Of these schools: (1) Four K-8 schools were…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Turnaround, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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