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Rittle-Johnson, Bethany; Star, Jon R.; Durkin, Kelley – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: A key learning outcome in problem-solving domains is the development of procedural flexibility, where learners know multiple procedures and use them appropriately to solve a range of problems (e.g., Verschaffel, Luwel, Torbeyns, & Van Dooren, 2009). However, students often fail to become flexible problem solvers in mathematics. To…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education
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Sheridan, Susan M.; Bovaird, James A.; Glover, Todd A.; Garbacz, S. Andrew; Witte, Amanda; Kwon, Kyongboon – School Psychology Review, 2012
The present study is a large-scale randomized trial testing the efficacy of a family-school partnership model (i.e., conjoint behavioral consultation) for promoting behavioral competence and decreasing problem behaviors of students identified by their teachers as disruptive. The focus of this study is on student behavioral outcomes and the…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parents, Teachers, Student Behavior
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Bhatt, Rachana; Koedel, Cory – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2012
We use data from one of the few states where information on curriculum adoptions is available--Indiana--to empirically evaluate differences in performance across three elementary-mathematics curricula. The three curricula that we evaluate were popular nationally during the time of our study, and two of the three remain popular today. We find large…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Buckingham, Jennifer; Wheldall, Kevin; Beaman, Robyn – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2012
The response-to-intervention model is predicated upon increasingly intensive tiers of instruction. The aim of the present study was to examine the efficacy of a Tier-2 small-group literacy intervention ("MiniLit") designed for young readers who are still struggling after experiencing whole-class initial instruction. A total of 22…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention, Small Group Instruction, Reading Difficulties
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Little, Mary E.; Rawlinson, D'Ann; Simmons, Deborah C.; Kim, Minjung; Kwok, Oi-man; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Simmons, Leslie E.; Fogarty, Melissa; Oslund, Eric; Coyne, Michael D. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2012
This study compared the effects of Tier 2 reading interventions that operated in response-to-intervention contexts. Kindergarten children (N = 90) who were identified as at risk for reading difficulties were stratified by school and randomly assigned to receive (a) Early Reading Intervention (ERI; Pearson/Scott Foresman, 2004) modified in response…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Outcome Measures, Kindergarten, Response to Intervention
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Wijekumar, Kausalai Kay; Meyer, Bonnie J. F.; Lei, Puiwa – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
Reading comprehension is a challenge for K-12 learners and adults. Nonfiction texts, such as expository texts that inform and explain, are particularly challenging and vital for students' understanding because of their frequent use in formal schooling (e.g., textbooks) as well as everyday life (e.g., newspapers, magazines, and medical…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Nonfiction
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Heller, Joan I.; Daehler, Kirsten R.; Wong, Nicole; Shinohara, Mayumi; Miratrix, Luke W. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2012
To identify links among professional development, teacher knowledge, practice, and student achievement, researchers have called for study designs that allow causal inferences and that examine relationships among features of interventions and multiple outcomes. In a randomized experiment implemented in six states with over 270 elementary teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Strait, Gerald Gill; Smith, Bradley H.; McQuillin, Sam; Terry, John; Swan, Suzanne; Malone, Patrick S. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2012
Motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective method of promoting change in adults, but research on adolescents is limited. This study tests the efficacy of MI for promoting academic achievement in middle school students. Participants were 103 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade students randomly assigned to either a MI (n = 50) or a waitlist control…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Motivation Techniques, Control Groups, Interviews
Visher, Mary G.; Weiss, Michael J.; Weissman, Evan; Rudd, Timothy; Wathington, Heather D. – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
In 2006, the National Center for Postsecondary Research, of which is MDRC is a partner, launched a demonstration of one-semester learning community programs at six colleges; five of these programs focused on developmental education. This is the final report from the project and includes findings from analyses that pool data across these five…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Communities of Practice, College Students
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Davis, Dawn H.; Fredrick, Laura D.; Alberto, Paul A.; Gama, Roberto – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
This study investigated the effects of functional communication training (FCT) implemented with concurrent schedules of differing magnitudes of reinforcement in lieu of extinction to reduce inappropriate behaviors and increase alternative mands. Participants were four adolescent students diagnosed with severe emotional and behavior disorders…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mental Retardation, Behavior Disorders, Time on Task
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Christensen, Lynette; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Caldarella, Paul; Young, James R. – Education, 2012
Function-based support (FBS) is an intervention strategy for decreasing problem behaviors and increasing replacement behaviors through the use of functional behavioral assessment and behavior support planning. Although FBS has been demonstrated to facilitate positive outcomes for children in a variety of educational settings, it has yet to be…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Functional Behavioral Assessment
Harackiewicz, Judith M.; Canning, Elizabeth A.; Tibbetts, Yoi; Priniski, Stacy J.; Hyde, Janet S. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Many college students abandon their goal of completing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) when confronted with challenging introductory-level science courses. In the U.S., this trend is more pronounced for underrepresented minority (URM) and first-generation (FG) students, and contributes to persisting racial and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Intervention, Race, Social Class
May, Henry; Gray, Abigail; Gillespie, Jessica N.; Sirinides, Philip; Sam, Cecile; Goldsworthy, Heather; Armijo, Michael; Tognatta, Namrata – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2013
Reading Recovery (RR) is a short-term early intervention designed to help the lowest-achieving readers in first grade reach average levels of classroom performance in literacy. Students identified to receive Reading Recovery meet individually with a specially trained Reading Recovery (RR) teacher every school day for 30-minute lessons over a…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Early Intervention, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties
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Zvoch, Keith; Stevens, Joseph J. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2013
This field-based randomized trial examined the effect of assignment to and participation in summer school for two moderately at-risk samples of struggling readers. Application of multiple regression models to difference scores capturing the change in summer reading fluency revealed that kindergarten students randomly assigned to summer school…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Control Groups, Reading Fluency, Summer Schools
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Schumacher, Robin F.; Long, Jessica; Namkung, Jessica; Hamlett, Carol L.; Cirino, Paul T.; Jordan, Nancy C.; Siegler, Robert; Gersten, Russell; Changas, Paul – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
The purposes of this study were to investigate the effects of an intervention designed to improve at-risk 4th graders' understanding of fractions and to examine the processes by which effects occurred. The intervention focused more on the measurement interpretation of fractions; the control condition focused more on the part-whole interpretation…
Descriptors: Mathematics, At Risk Students, Student Improvement, Intervention
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