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Freeman, Rachel; Miller, Dawn; Newcomer, Lori – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
The evolution of multi-tier systems of support (MTSS) for both academics and behavior has reflected the diverse interests of those leading implementation efforts, the influence of various state and local regulatory requirements, and differing funding methods and priorities. These variations have naturally led to many different pathways for…
Descriptors: School Districts, Board of Education Role, Leadership, Intervention
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Gage, Nicholas A.; MacSuga-Gage, Ashley S.; Prykanowski, Debra; Coyne, Michael; Scott, Terrance M. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2015
Effective behavior management is necessary to ensure students are engaged with instruction. Students cannot learn if they are not engaged. Although the relationship between effective behavior management and positive student behavior is well established, the relationship between behavior management and increased academic achievement, including…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Student Behavior, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students
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Waitoller, Federico R.; Kozleski, Elizabeth B. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
This paper examines how inclusive education reform is appropriated when New Capitalism work practices dominate the discourse of school improvement in an urban school. We asked how New Capitalism mediates the formation of a professional vision for inclusive education. Using analytical tools from Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), we analyzed…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Musti-Rao, Shobana; Lo, Ya-yu; Plati, Erin – Remedial and Special Education, 2015
We used a multiple baseline across word lists design nested within a multiple baseline across participants design to examine the effects of instruction delivered using an iPad® app on sight word fluency and oral reading fluency of six first graders identified as at risk for reading failure. In Study 1, three students participated in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods
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Bieber, Gregg; Hulac, David M.; Schweinle, William – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
The present study investigated some psychometric properties of the Basic Reading Inventory (BRI), a widely used informal reading inventory. The BRI and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) probes were administered to 149 third, fourth, and fifth graders. Test--retest and alternate forms reliability analyses indicated adequate…
Descriptors: Informal Reading Inventories, Psychometrics, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Jones, Cindy D.; Reutzel, D. Ray – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine whether the code-related features used in current methods of writing instruction in kindergarten classrooms transfer reading outcomes for kindergarten students. We randomly assigned kindergarten students to 3 instructional groups: a writing workshop group, an interactive writing group, and a control group.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Investigations, Reading Writing Relationship
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Woods-Groves, Suzanne; Hua, Youjia; Therrien, William J.; Kaldenberg, Erica R.; Kihura, Rudia W.; Hendrickson, Jo M. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2015
This study examined the efficacy of the EDIT Strategy on proofreading skills of postsecondary individuals who attended a campus-based college program for students with developmental disabilities. A random assignment to treatment or control groups and a pre- and posttest with maintenance follow-up design were employed. The EDIT Strategy was taught…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, College Students, Editing, Proofreading
Paeplow, Colleen – Wake County Public School System, 2015
In 2013-14, Letterland had strong implementation, with moderate to high fidelity within approximately 90% of Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) K-1 classrooms. The impact of Letterland on students' reading achievement was neutral to positive. A significantly higher percentage of WCPSS kindergarten students were at or above benchmark mid-year…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
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Beach, Kristen D.; O'Connor, Rollanda E. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
We explored the usefulness of first and second grade reading measures and responsiveness criteria collected within a response-to-intervention (RtI) framework for predicting reading disability (RD) in third grade. We used existing data from 387 linguistically diverse students who had participated in a longitudinal RtI study. Model-based predictors…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Predictor Variables, Criteria
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Fien, Hank; Smith, Jean Louise M.; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Chaparro, Erin – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This article presents findings of an efficacy trial examining the effect of a multitiered instruction and intervention model on first grade at-risk students' reading outcomes. Schools (N = 16) were randomly assigned to the treatment or control condition. In the fall of Grade 1, students were assigned to an instructional tier on the basis of…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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Samson, Jennifer F.; Hines, Sara J.; Li, Kathrynne – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2015
One-on-one reading interventions have long been supported in the research literature; however, research on effective use of paraprofessionals to deliver remedial reading tutoring early elementary grades is limited. This best-evidence synthesis of the literature was conducted to identify key components associated with effective use of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Tutors, Paraprofessional School Personnel
Oslund, Eric L.; Simmons, Deborah C.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Kwok, Oi-Man; Simmons, Leslie E.; Taylor, Aaron B.; Coyne, Michael D. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
This study examined the changing role and longitudinal predictive validity of curriculum-embedded progress-monitoring measures (CEMs ) for kindergarten students receiving Tier 2 intervention and identified as at risk of developing reading difficulties. Multiple measures were examined to determine whether they could predict comprehensive latent…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Curriculum, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
Simmons, Deborah C.; Kim, Minjung; Kwok, Oi-man; Coyne, Michael D.; Simmons, Leslie E.; Oslund, Eric; Fogarty, Melissa; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Little, Mary E.; Rawlinson, D'Ann – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Despite the emerging evidence base on response to intervention, there is limited research regarding how to effectively use progress-monitoring data to adjust instruction for students in Tier 2 intervention. In this study, we analyzed extant data from a series of randomized experimental studies of a kindergarten supplemental reading intervention to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Kindergarten, Reading Achievement
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DuPaul, George J.; Kern, Lee; Caskie, Grace I. L.; Volpe, Robert J. – School Psychology Review, 2015
We examined the degree to which child, family, and treatment variables predicted treatment outcomes for reading and math achievement and oppositional behavior in a sample of 135 young children (105 boys and 30 girls). All of the participants met "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision"…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Treatment
Villanueva, Cristina Sarahi – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the HELPS-SG curriculum and a small group repeated reading (RR) intervention on oral reading fluency and comprehension. The participants of this study were 42 second-grade ELL's who attended an elementary school in the southwestern United States. The participants were either a…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, English Language Learners
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