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Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2011
We examined the efficacy of 20 weeks of individual supplemental phonics-based instruction for language minority (LM) and non-LM first graders. Students were designated LM if the primary home language was not English (otherwise non-LM). Those performing in the bottom half of their classroom LM/non-LM group in letter knowledge and phonological…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Phonics
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Nelson, J. Ron; Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2011
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a Tier 2 standard protocol supplemental intervention designed simultaneously to develop root word vocabulary and reinforce decoding skills being taught to all students in the core beginning reading program with kindergarten Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs). Participating students were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Speech Communication, Intervention, Beginning Reading
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Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip; Logan, Michele K.; Gifford, Richard – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study evaluated the relative effects of Tier II computer-assisted tutoring in small groups (Team Alphie) and one-to-one tutoring provided to struggling readers in 33 high-poverty Success for All (SFA) schools. In this year-long study, struggling readers in the Team Alphie schools were tutored in groups of 6. In the control schools, students…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Difficulties, Grade 2, Tutoring
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Amendum, Steven J.; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Ginsberg, Marnie C. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a classroom-teacher-delivered reading intervention for struggling readers called the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), designed particularly for kindergarten and first-grade teachers and their struggling students in rural, low-wealth communities. The TRI was delivered via an innovative…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Needs Students, Early Reading, Intervention
Visher, Mary; Butcher, Kristin F.; Cerna, Oscar S. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This research rigorously evaluates whether a low-cost intervention can improve students' performance in developmental math. The "Beacon Mentoring Program" was developed at South Texas College by professors, administrators, and staff at the college. Surveys of students revealed that many did not have someone on campus whom they felt they…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mentors, Tutoring, Program Effectiveness
Miller, Cynthia; Binder, Melissa; Harris, Vanessa; Krause, Kate – MDRC, 2011
Although a growing number of individuals are enrolling in college in response to the increasing payoff to higher education, more than a third of them never finish. College completion rates are especially disappointing for low-income students, in many cases because they tend to enter college underprepared academically but also because they have…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Program Effectiveness, Scholarships, Financial Support
Taylor, Joseph; Kowalski, Susan; Getty, Stephen; Wilson, Christopher; Carlson, Janet – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This research is part of a larger, IES-funded study titled: "Measuring the Efficacy and Student Achievement of Research-based Instructional Materials in High School Multidisciplinary Science" (Award # R305K060142). The larger study seeks to use a cluster-randomized trial design, with schools as the unit of assignment, to make causal…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Rural Schools, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Edmunds, Julie A.; Bernstein, Lawrence; Unlu, Fatih; Glennie, Elizabeth; Willse, John; Smith, Arthur; Arshavsky, Nina – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
Early college high schools are a new and rapidly spreading model that merges the high school and college experiences and that is designed to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and enroll and succeed in postsecondary education. This article presents results from a federally funded experimental study of the impact of the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, High School Students, Suspension, Grade 9
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Jordan, Nancy C.; Glutting, Joseph; Dyson, Nancy; Hassinger-Das, Brenna; Irwin, Casey – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Math achievement in elementary school is mediated by performance and growth in number sense during kindergarten. The aim of the present study was to test the effectiveness of a targeted small-group number sense intervention for high-risk kindergartners from low-income communities. Children were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups (n = 44 in each…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Intervention, Control Groups, Mathematics Education
Bement, Sarah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Transfer of learning is defined as the ability to transfer previously learned skills into a new, similar or dissimilar situation. The transfer of learning has been a topic of debate amongst educational psychologists for decades. A variety of studies have been done to show evidence of the transfer of learning dating back to 1901. These studies have…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Transfer of Training, First Year Seminars, Community Colleges
Puma, Michael; Bell, Stephen; Cook, Ronna; Heid, Camilla; Shapiro, Gary; Broene, Pam; Jenkins, Frank; Fletcher, Philip; Quinn, Liz; Friedman, Janet; Ciarico, Janet; Rohacek, Monica; Adams, Gina; Spier, Elizabeth – Administration for Children & Families, 2010
This report addresses the following four questions by reporting on the impacts of Head Start on children and families during the children's preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade years: (1) What difference does Head Start make to key outcomes of development and learning (and in particular, the multiple domains of school readiness) for low-income…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income Groups, Kindergarten
Ransford-Kaldon, Carolyn R.; Flynt, E. Sutton; Ross, Cristin L.; Franceschini, Louis; Zoblotsky, Todd; Huang, Ying; Gallagher, Brenda – Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP), 2010
This report summarizes evaluation results for an efficacy study of the Leveled Literacy Intervention system (LLI) implemented in Tift County Schools (TCS) in Georgia and the Enlarged City School District of Middletown (ECSDM) in New York during the 2009-2010 school year. Developed by Fountas & Pinnell (2009) and published by Heinemann, LLI is…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
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Wolf, Patrick; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Kisida, Brian; Rizzo, Lou; Eissa, Nada; Carr, Matthew – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
The District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003, passed by Congress in January 2004, established the first federally funded, private school voucher program in the United States. Since that time, more than 8,400 students have applied for what is now called the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), and a rigorous evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Graduation Rate, School Choice, Educational Environment
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Sato, Edynn; Rabinowitz, Stanley; Gallagher, Carole; Huang, Chun-Wei – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
This study examined the effect of linguistic modification on middle school students' ability to show what they know and can do on math assessments. REL West's study on middle school math assessment accommodations found that simplifying the language--or linguistic modification--on standardized math test items made it easier for English Language…
Descriptors: Test Items, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Tests, Testing Accommodations
Weiss, Michael J.; Visher, Mary G.; Wathington, Heather – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2010
Over the last four decades, community colleges have played an increasingly important role in higher education. Today, community colleges enroll more than one in every three undergraduates nationally. Unfortunately, among students who enroll in community colleges with the intent to earn a credential or transfer to a four-year institution, only 51…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, College Outcomes Assessment, Institutional Characteristics
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