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Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Bork, Rachel Hare; Mayer, Alexander K.; Pretlow, Joshua; Wathington, Heather D.; Weiss, Madeline Joy – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
Across the country, a growing number of recent high school graduates are participating in summer bridge programs. These programs provide accelerated and focused learning opportunities in order to help students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for college success. The state of Texas has given particular attention to summer programs as a way…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credits, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
Patel, Reshma; Rudd, Timothy – MDRC, 2012
The passage of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which extended need-based financial assistance to the general population for the first time, has improved college access for American students, but more work remains to be done to improve college success. According to government statistics, in 2006, about one in six students had earned a degree or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Developmental Studies Programs, Program Effectiveness
Williams, Kimberly Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Changing demographics, student diversity, and increased accountability have compelled educators to challenge the uniform constraints of traditional instruction and create an environment focused on individual achievement. Differentiated instruction empowers teachers to target multiple learning styles through varied themes, adapted content delivery,…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
Clouse, Wendi A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study contributes to the body of research that is attempting to uncover what student characteristics and university programs and policies are predictive of student persistence and graduation. Loss of student enrollments through attrition prior to graduation and low graduation rates have significant negative consequences for universities and…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Core Curriculum, Academic Persistence, Graduation
Johnson, Michael H. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This mixed-methodological study explored the factors that predict a student's likelihood to complete an undergraduate program in a STEM discipline at one campus reliant upon that mission. Offered in response to a national imperative for the U.S. to compete globally, researchers contend educators must better prepare a STEM foundation and inspire…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Mixed Methods Research, Probability, Undergraduate Study
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The study examined in this review analyzed whether a full two-year "Learning Experiences and Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Their Parents" ("LEAP") training and support model for teachers was superior in improving outcomes of preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as compared to a limited…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention, Preschool Children
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Duff, Fiona J.; Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna E.; Hulme, Charles – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
This study evaluates Reading Intervention--a 10-week supplementary reading programme emphasising the link between phonological awareness and reading--when delivered in a realistic educational setting. Twenty-nine 6-year-olds with reading difficulties participated in Reading Intervention and their progress and attainments were compared with those…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Intervention, Phonological Awareness
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Daunic, Ann P.; Smith, Stephen W.; Garvan, Cynthia W.; Barber, Brian R.; Becker, Mallory K.; Peters, Christine D.; Taylor, Gregory G.; Van Loan, Christopher L.; Li, Wei; Naranjo, Arlene H. – Journal of School Psychology, 2012
Researchers have demonstrated that cognitive-behavioral intervention strategies--such as social problem solving--provided in school settings can help ameliorate the developmental risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties. In this study, we report the results of a randomized controlled trial of Tools for Getting Along (TFGA), a social…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Intervention, Problem Solving, Metacognition
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Senechal, Monique; Ouellette, Gene; Pagan, Stephanie; Lever, Rosemary – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
The goal of the present intervention research was to test whether guided invented spelling would facilitate entry into reading for at-risk kindergarten children. The 56 participating children had poor phoneme awareness, and as such, were at risk of having difficulty acquiring reading skills. Children were randomly assigned to one of three training…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Invented Spelling, Phonemes, Oral Language
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Apthorp, Helen; Randel, Bruce; Cherasaro, Trudy; Clark, Tedra; McKeown, Margaret; Beck, Isabel – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
A cluster randomized trial estimated the effects of a supplemental vocabulary program, Elements of Reading[R]: vocabulary on student vocabulary and passage comprehension in moderate- to high-poverty elementary schools. Forty-four schools participated over a period spanning 2 consecutive school years. At baseline, 1,057 teachers and 16,471 students…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Reading Programs, Written Language
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McGrath, Shelley M.; Burd, Gail D. – NACADA Journal, 2012
Administrators at a large, public university launched a mandatory success course for freshmen placed on academic probation at the end of their first semester. We compared the rates of course participant and nonparticipant return to good academic standing; persistence to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years; and graduation (within 4 to 5 years). The…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Probation, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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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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