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Yudzentis, Jayne E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative, quasi-experimental study investigated the reading achievement of students at-risk of failure to learn to read. This study analyzed the effectiveness of the reading intervention program, Reading Success, which is used with at-risk first grade students in an elementary school district in DuPage County, Illinois. The Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Reading Failure
Wills, Aaron J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Increased scrutiny of educational proficiency targets has intensified the urgency for educators to identify measurements that indicate students' likelihood of eventual achievement in reading. This regression analysis explored the relationship between nonverbal ability in kindergarten as measured by the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 3, Nonverbal Ability, Reading Achievement
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Taylor, Joanna; Bilbrey, Jerry – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
This research analyzed the teacher-directed instruction against the effectiveness of inquiry-based instruction at a subject school in Alabama for 5th grade science and mathematics. The Alabama school changed the science and mathematics curriculum for a period of 3 years and in the process became an Alabama Math, Science and Technology (AMSTI)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Grade 5
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Newman, Denis; Finney, Pamela B.; Bell, Steve; Turner, Herb; Jaciw, Andrew P.; Zacamy, Jenna L.; Gould, Laura Feagans – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
This report presents the results of an experiment conducted in Alabama beginning in the 2006/07 school year, to determine the effectiveness of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), which aims to improve mathematics and science achievement in the state's K-12 schools. This study is the first randomized controlled trial…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Elementary Schools
Anderson, Daniel; Rowley, Brock; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2012
The easyCBM© CCSS Math tests were developed to help inform teachers' instructional decisions by providing relevant information on students' mathematical skills, relative to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This technical report describes a study to explore the validity of the easyCBM© CCSS Math tests by evaluating the relation between…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Validity, Academic Standards
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Lesaux, Nonie K. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
One dimension of language proficiency considered important for reading and writing academic texts is morphological awareness--the understanding of how complex words are formed from meaningful smaller units (i.e., affixes, roots) that contribute to words' meanings and functions. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the effects of instruction on…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Middle Schools, Grade 6, English (Second Language)
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Reutzel, D. Ray; Petscher, Yaacov; Spichtig, Alexandra N. – Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The authors' purpose was to explore the effects of a supplementary, guided, silent reading intervention with 80 struggling third-grade readers who were retained at grade level as a result of poor performance on the reading portion of a criterion referenced state assessment. The students were distributed in 11 elementary schools in a large, urban…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Control Groups, Reading Fluency
Guam Department of Education, 2013
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Public Education, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Potts, Jeffrey D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a predictive correlation between a specific sixth grade achievement test known as the Stanford Achievement Test 10 and the eighth grade college readiness assessment instrument known as the Explore Exam for a group of North Texas students. Following an assessment during sixth grade, via the…
Descriptors: Multiple Regression Analysis, Grade 8, Grade 6, Academic Achievement
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: This article addresses the classroom contextual effects of absences on student achievement. Previous research on peer effects has predominantly focused on peer socioeconomic status or classroom academic ability and its effects on classmates. However, the field has been limited by not discerning the individual-level academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Records, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests
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McCaslin, Mary; Burross, Heidi Legg – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: Research is presented on teacher-centered instruction and individual differences among students within a sociocultural perspective specifically, within a co-regulation model. Purpose of Study: To determine the utility of a co-regulation model for understanding teacher and student adaptation to the press of cultural and social…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Lee, Jaekyung; Finn, Jeremy; Liu, Xiaoyan – Online Submission, 2011
Through a synthesis of test publisher norms and national longitudinal datasets, this study provides new national norms of academic growth in K-12 reading and math that can be used to reinterpret conventional effect sizes in time units. We propose d' a time-indexed effect size metric to estimate how long it would take for an "untreated"…
Descriptors: Control Groups, National Norms, Effect Size, Mathematics Education
Coats-Kitsopoulos, Gloria Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), the Reading Recovery Observation Survey (RROS) early reading sub-tests, and the reading achievement of Native American first-graders as measured by the Stanford 10. A causal-comparative correlation research design…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reservation American Indians, Grade 1, Emergent Literacy
Gilliam, Dennis Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine demographic and educational variables as well as the variable of number of books read through a motivational reading program, Accelerated Reader, in a residential school for the deaf in the southeast and determine the relationship of these variables to reading comprehension as measured by the STAR Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
Pearson Education, Inc., 2011
With the June 2, 2010, release of the Common Core State Standards, state-led education standards developed for K-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics, Pearson Learning Assessments and content experts conducted an in-depth study to analyze how the "Stanford 10 Achievement Test Series," Tenth Edition (Stanford 10) and Stanford 10…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Common Core State Standards, Alignment (Education)
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