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Fuchs, Douglas; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1997
Effectiveness of a classwide peer tutoring program was studied for low achievers with and without learning disabilities and average achievers in 20 elementary school intervention classes and 20 control classes. All types of learners in peer tutoring classrooms demonstrated greater reading progress regardless of which of three measures was used.…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Inclusive Schools
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Cohen, David K.; Hill, Heather C. – Teachers College Record, 2000
Uses data from a survey of California elementary teachers and from student California Learning Assessment System scores to examine the influence of assessment, curriculum, and professional development on teacher practice and student achievement, proposing that successful instructional policies are themselves instructional: teachers' opportunities…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
Kilpatrick, Jeremy, Ed.; Swafford, Jane, Ed.; Findell, Bradford, Ed. – 2001
This book discusses questions regarding mathematics education in U.S. schools and presents individual reviews on the concerns about student competency and academic achievement in mathematics. The reviews focus on school mathematics programs in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades. Contents include: (1) "Looking at Mathematics and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Elementary Education
McGinnis, Ellen; Goldstein, Arnold P. – 1997
This set of materials for training elementary school children in social skills includes a book which explains the Skillstreaming program, a student manual, a collection of program forms, and a box of skill cards for use with students. After an introductory chapter, chapter 2 examines Skillstreaming's history and development. chapter 3 presents…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Education
Lane, Kristi – 1991
This set of three books includes a leader manual, primary workbook, and intermediate workbook designed to help children learn about feelings. The leader manual presents a rationale and orientation, discusses the structure and orientation, and provides instructions for the 10 group sessions for primary grades and the 10 group sessions for the…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Children, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Cairns, Robert B.; And Others – Child Development, 1989
Examined behavioral, cognitive, and demographic factors associated with early school dropout in 475 seventh graders. Clusters of students most vulnerable to early school dropout were characterized by high levels of aggressiveness and low levels of academic performance. (RJC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aggression, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts
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Cordova, Diana I.; Lepper, Mark R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1996
The effects on the learning process of the strategies of contextualization, personalization, and provision of choices for enhancing students intrinsic motivation were studied with 72 fourth and fifth graders in one control and four experimental conditions. All three strategies produced increases in student motivation and in engagement in learning.…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computer Assisted Instruction, Context Effect, Elementary Education
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Skinner, Ellen A.; Belmont, Michael J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1993
Effects of the involvement, classroom structure, and autonomy support of 14 teachers on the behavioral and emotional engagement of 144 third through fifth graders were studied across a school year. Results suggest that behaviorally disengaged students receive teacher responses that should further undermine motivation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Classroom Techniques, Correlation, Elementary Education
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Guthrie, John T.; Anderson, Emily; Alao, Solomon; Rinehart, Jennifer – Elementary School Journal, 1999
Attempting to increase reading engagement, a collaborative team implemented a year-long integration of reading/language arts and science instruction known as Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI). Compared to traditionally organized instruction, the CORI context increased strategy use, conceptual learning, and text comprehension more than…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Phillips, Norris B.; Hamlett, Carol L.; Karns, Kathy – School Psychology Review, 1995
Examines the effects of classwide peer-assisted learning strategies (PALS) in mathematics incorporating the use of curriculum-based measurement on acquisition and transfer learning of three types of students (average-achieving student, low-achieving students, and students with a learning disability). Analysis of variance indicates superior…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
National Reading Panel, Bethesda, MD. – 2000
This report summarizes the work and findings of the National Reading Panel, charged by Congress to assess the status of research-based knowledge, including the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching children to read. The introduction to the report discusses the charge to the panel by Congress, establishment of the panel, the panel's…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Literature Reviews
Silbert, Linda Bress; Silbert, Alvin J. – 1991
Strong kids have the fortitude to resist drug/alcohol abuse and other tendencies towards anti-social behavior. Research has shown that strong kids have attained a high level of development in six crucial areas. The S+T+R+O+N+G Kids Program builds upon each of these areas: (1) Self-Esteem; (2) Trust; (3) Responsibility; (4) Options; (5) Needs; (6)…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Behavior, Curriculum Guides, Drug Use
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Cooper, Harris; Nye, Barbara; Charlton, Kelly; Lindsay, James; Greathouse, Scott – Review of Educational Research, 1996
A review of 39 studies indicates that achievement-test scores decline over summer vacation. Meta-analysis results from combining the 13 most recent studies indicate that the summer loss equals about one month on a grade-level equivalent scale. Discusses implications for school calendar changes. Contains 68 references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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