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Callahan, Carolyn M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Oh, Sarah; Azano, Amy P.; Hailey, Emily P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
The heart of effective programming for gifted students lies in the integration of advanced curricula with effective instructional strategies to develop leaning activities that will enhance student learning outcomes. However, empirical evidence of the effectiveness of units based on such curricular and instructional interventions from large-scale…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Standards
Iowa Department of Education, 2015
The 2015 edition of the "Annual Condition of Education Report" includes a rich set of information about the status of Iowa's K-12 education system. The report provides valuable feedback about Iowa's students, educators and school districts across a number of statewide measures. They include changes in student populations and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Enrollment, Kindergarten
Bitler, Marianne P.; Domina, Thurston; Penner, Emily K.; Hoynes, Hilary W. – Grantee Submission, 2015
We use quantile treatment effects estimation to examine the consequences of the random-assignment New York City School Choice Scholarship Program (NYCSCSP) across the distribution of student achievement. Our analyses suggest that the program had negligible and statistically insignificant effects across the skill distribution. In addition to…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Scholarships, Academic Achievement
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Bitler, Marianne; Domina, Thurston; Penner, Emily; Hoynes, Hilary – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
We use quantile treatment effects estimation to examine the consequences of the random-assignment New York City School Choice Scholarship Program across the distribution of student achievement. Our analyses suggest that the program had negligible and statistically insignificant effects across the skill distribution. In addition to contributing to…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Case Studies
Lyons, Douglas; Niblock, Andrew W. – Independent School, 2014
Independent schools are, for the most part, exempt from mandatory participation in standardized tests designed for state and federal comparisons, nor are they required to take part in comparative international assessments. The anxiety in the broader culture, however, is driving a growing interest among independent school parents (and prospective…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Practices
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Kim, James S.; White, Thomas G. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) has been implemented in North Carolina schools for the past several years as part of an Investing in Innovation (i3) validation grant that began in fall 2010. This paper focuses on the Year 3 study and compares the Year 3 results to the Year 1 and Year 2 results, and the results of earlier…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Replication (Evaluation)
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Warne, Russell T. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Above-level testing is the practice of administering aptitude or academic achievement tests that are designed for typical students in higher grades or older age-groups to gifted or high-achieving students. Although widely accepted in gifted education, above-level testing has not been subject to careful psychometric scrutiny. In this study, I…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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McBee, Matthew T.; Peters, Scott J.; Waterman, Craig – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Best practice in gifted and talented identification procedures involves making decisions on the basis of multiple measures. However, very little research has investigated the impact of different methods of combining multiple measures. This article examines the consequences of the conjunctive ("and"), disjunctive/complementary…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Correlation
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
For the 2013 study, "Evaluation of the i3 Scale-up of Reading Recovery Year One Report, 2011-12," researchers examined the Year 1 impacts of the Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up of "Reading Recovery"®, a short-term intervention for struggling readers, on the reading achievement of first-grade students. The analytic sample…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
Grizzle-Martin, Tamieka – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Children who struggle in mathematics may also lack cognitive awareness in mathematical problem solving. The cognitively-driven program IMPROVE, a multidimensional method for teaching mathematics, has been shown to be helpful for students with mathematical learning difficulties (MLD). Guided by cognitive theory, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The 2011 study, "Benefits of Practicing 4 = 2 + 2: Nontraditional Problem Formats Facilitate Children's Understanding of Mathematical Equivalence," examined the effects of addition practice using nontraditional problem formats on students' understanding of mathematical equivalence. In nontraditional problem formats, operations appear on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Addition, Teaching Methods
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Miller, Amanda C.; Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Compton, Donald; Kearns, Devin; Zhang, Wenjuan; Yen, Loulee; Patton, Samuel; Kirchner, Danielle Peterson – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which teacher ratings of behavioral attention predicted responsiveness to word reading instruction in first-grade and third-grade reading comprehension performance. Participants were 110 first-grade students identified as at risk for reading difficulties who received 20 weeks of intensive…
Descriptors: Attention, Longitudinal Studies, Reading, Reading Comprehension
McCoach, D. Betsy; Gubbins, E. Jean; Foreman, Jennifer; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Despite the potential of differentiated curricula to enhance learning, limited research exists that documents their impact on Grade 3 students of all ability levels. To determine if there was a difference in achievement between students involved in 16 weeks of predifferentiated, enriched mathematics curricula and students using their district's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Hosp, John L.; Suchey, Nicole – School Psychology Review, 2014
Over the past few decades, reading assessment has been pushed to the forefront of the national discussion about education. The most recent reauthorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1994, 2001) made assessment a priority as administrators and teachers are attempting to meet increasing accountability standards, but measuring…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Reading Ability
Iowa Department of Education, 2014
The 2014 edition of the "Annual Condition of Education Report" marks the 25th anniversary of the report. Much has changed in the passing quarter century since the 1st edition was released in 1990. Most importantly, the "Condition of Education Report" allows the citizens of Iowa to explore trend data and determine what has…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Enrollment, Kindergarten
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