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New York State Education Department, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides federal funds to improve elementary and secondary education in the nation's schools. ESSA requires states and Local Educational Agencies (i.e., school districts and charter schools) to take a variety of actions to ensure that all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, disability…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality
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Russo, Charles – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2018
The following study closely details how the East Moriches Union Free School District made the transition to college and career-ready standards (CCSS), the impact that change had on reading scores for students, and the alteration in attitudes of parents and teachers to the shift in standards. Specifically, this report focuses on the male students…
Descriptors: School Districts, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Reading Achievement
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Watzinger-Tharp, Johanna; Swenson, Kristin; Mayne, Zachary – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This article reports on a study that investigated achievement in math of third and fourth grade dual language immersion (DLI) students, building on research that has demonstrated the academic achievement of students who receive content instruction predominantly in the target language. Our study expands the scope and methodology of prior research…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Hultin, Eva; Westman, Maria – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
The aim of this article is to explore how children use and reuse semiotic resources in their writing of hybrid genres in school. In focus are children's use and reuse of semiotic resources from both earlier literacy events at school and literacy events they have experienced at home or in their leisure time. This double focus is rare in previous…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Writing (Composition), Literacy, Family Environment
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Aragón, Estíbaliz; Serrano, Noemí; Navarro, Jose Ignacio – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2018
Introduction: Differences in learning mathematics between boys and girls are being controversial according to different studies. However, those divergences are not always supported by empirical studies. One of the specific sources of difficulties on this topic is the fluency calculation learning, where performance differences between boys and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills
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Germeroth, Carrie; Kelleman, Becky; Spartz, Jeremy – Education Sciences, 2018
Since 1992, our nation's report card (NAEP) has indicated minimal improvement in reading. One of every three fourth grade students cannot read or understand text at a basic proficient level. At the same time, reading curricula publishers have approached reading improvement in similar ways. Recent advancements in technology allow educators to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Fluency, Music Activities
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Di Stefano, Marialuisa; Camicia, Steven P. – Education Sciences, 2018
Inclusion is a fundamental aspect of social studies education in general and democratic education in particular. Inclusion is especially important when we consider the possibilities for transnational civic culture and education. The theoretical framework of this study is based upon concepts of positionality, identity, and belonging as they are…
Descriptors: Civics, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods, Self Concept
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Frazier, Andrew L.; Cooley, John L.; Fite, Paula J.; Poqiuiz, Jon – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Studies examining the link between psychological control and peer victimization are limited. The current study extends knowledge of the role of parental psychological control in predicting children's experiences of peer victimization by longitudinally evaluating the moderating role of emotion inhibition. Gender differences in this effect were also…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Victims, Peer Relationship, Predictor Variables
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Joshi, Ela; Doan, Sy; Springer, Matthew G. – AERA Open, 2018
Our work aims to substantiate and extend earlier findings on the effects of student-teacher race matching on academic achievement using longitudinal data for students in Grades 3 through 8 in Tennessee. We examine heterogenous effects not only by racial subgroup and student preparedness, as explored in prior literature, but also by levels of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Bledsoe, Christie; Martinez, Elda E. – Reading Horizons, 2018
Reading online text presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Traditional assessments of concepts about print inspired the authors' research, which applies a similar approach to address "screen handling" instead of book handling. The purpose of their…
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Basar, Murat; Batur, Zekerya – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to examine the level of oral reading of the students studying on their 3rd degree, who are at the age range of 60-66 months, and the students who completed their 72nd month and started primary school. The sample of the study is constituted of 100 students in the 3rd grade who study in primary schools Usak city center. 51…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Error Patterns, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Botturi, Luca; Kappler, Daniela; Negrini, Lucio – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article presents the design, implementation and outcomes of AlpConnectar, a Swiss project that exploits technologies for digitally-supported language exchange (LE) in primary schools. Launched in 2013, the project involves three Swiss cantons where different languages are spoken (namely German, French and Italian) and respectively taught as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology
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Slavin, Robert E.; Collins, Megan E.; Repka, Michael X.; Friedman, David S.; Mudie, Lucy I.; Owoeye, Josephine O.; Madden, Nancy A. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2018
Many disadvantaged students with refractive errors, such as myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness), do not have eyeglasses, and their reduced vision may impact reading proficiency. Providing eyeglasses may increase their reading success. This article reports the findings of a study in Baltimore City in which disadvantaged second…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Visual Impairments, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
Mankins, Jennifer K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading is one of the primary goals of the early elementary grades. When students start to struggle with this complex skill, educators and parents search for solutions to rectify quickly mounting gaps before a child falls too far behind. In the State of Oklahoma, lawmakers have passed a law requiring mandatory 3rd grade retention for students who…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, School Holding Power, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
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Wang, Tzu-Ling; Tseng, Yi-Kuan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative effectiveness of experimenting with physical manipulatives alone, virtual manipulatives alone, and virtual preceding physical manipulatives (combination environment) on third-grade students' science achievement and conceptual understanding in the domain of state changes of water, focusing…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Computer Simulation, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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