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Baker, Scott K.; Smolkowski, Keith; Chaparro, Erin A.; Smith, Jean L. M.; Fien, Hank – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Multitiered systems of reading instruction and intervention, including response to intervention, are widely used in early reading by schools to provide more intense services to students who need them. Research using randomized controlled trials has compared innovative Tier 2 interventions to business-as-usual Tier 2 approaches and established a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Grade 1, Intervention, Response to Intervention
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Peters, Scott J.; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2013
The "HOPE Scale" was developed to identify academic and social components of giftedness and talent in elementary-aged students with particular attention to students from low-income and/or culturally diverse families. Based on previous findings, additional research was conducted on revisions made to the "HOPE Scale". Items were…
Descriptors: Validity, Achievement Tests, Rating Scales, Low Income Groups
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Sanford, Amanda Kathleen; Park, Yonghan; Baker, Scott K. – Journal of Special Education, 2013
The reading growth of 1,422 second- and third-grade students in special education was examined in the context of schools with 1 and 3 years of experience with Oregon Reading First. Findings suggested that (a) experience with Reading First was associated with greater student reading growth regardless of special education status, (b) students in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Special Education
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Wolf, Patrick J.; Kisida, Brian; Gutmann, Babette; Puma, Michael; Eissa, Nada; Rizzo, Lou – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2013
School vouchers are the most contentious form of parental school choice. Vouchers provide government funds that parents can use to send their children to private schools of their choice. Here we examine the empirical question of whether or not a school voucher program in Washington, DC, affected achievement or the rate of high school graduation…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Program Effectiveness, Graduation Rate
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Morrison, Carolyn; Marschark, Marc; Sarchet, Thomastine; Convertino, Carol M.; Borgna, Georgianna; Dirmyer, Richard – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
This study explored deaf and hearing university students' metacognitive awareness with regard to comprehension difficulties during reading and classroom instruction. Utilising the Reading Awareness Inventory (Milholic, V. 1994. "An inventory to pique students' metacognitive awareness of reading strategies." "Journal of Reading"…
Descriptors: Metacognition, College Students, Reading Comprehension, Oral Language
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Gottfried, Michael A.; McGene, Juliana – Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The influence that students with special educational needs may exert on the schooling outcomes of their siblings without special educational needs has been given minimal attention in published research. Hence, the authors bring forth a unique contribution by evaluating the within-family effects of being a child without special educational needs in…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Siblings, Special Education, Family Environment
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Dinehart, Laura; Manfra, Louis – Early Education and Development, 2013
Research Findings: Given the growing literature pertaining to the importance of fine motor skills for later academic achievement (D. W. Grissmer, K. J. Grimm, S. M. Aiyer, W. M. Murrah, & J. S. Steele, 2010), the current study examines whether the fine motor skills of economically disadvantaged preschool students predict later academic…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Psychomotor Skills, Academic Achievement, Preschool Children
Van Voorhis, Frances L.; Maier, Michelle F.; Epstein, Joyce L.; Lloyd, Chrishana M. – MDRC, 2013
This report summarizes research conducted primarily over the past 10 years on how families' involvement in children's learning and development through activities at home and at school affects the literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional skills of children ages 3 to 8. A total of 95 studies of family involvement are reviewed. These include both…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Young Children, Family School Relationship, Intervention
Kelstone, Aaron Weir – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The development of reading skills, beyond a functional level, is difficult for most deaf readers. Standardized testing demonstrates a median 4th grade reading level that remains consistent even after national norming of the Stanford Achievement test on the population of deaf school children. Deaf education continues to generate various educational…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Phenomenology, Deafness, Reading Achievement
Brobst, Sharon Christian – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This correlational study examined the relationship between type of high school a senior attends (University-Model SchoolRTM (UMS RTM) or traditional, comprehensive Christian) and academic college readiness, when controlling for prior academic achievement and gender. The study compared archival data from Christian school graduates from six schools…
Descriptors: Correlation, High Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Traditional Schools
Bernardo, Jonathan Christian Amor – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the mathematics achievement outcomes of 3rd grade students from some Pacific Island elementary schools that use 1 of 3 different modes of instruction: Direct Instruction (DI), Success for All (SFA), and noncomprehensive school reform (non-CSR). The need for this research stems from the large proportion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Sugai, George; Lewis, Timothy J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Turning around chronically low-performing schools requires a multifaceted school-wide, systematic effort that includes strong leadership and data-based decision making. School-wide efforts to turn-around low-performing schools should address the academic, social, and behavioral needs of all students. One evidence-based, systematic school-wide…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Positive Behavior Supports, School Turnaround, Educational Environment
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McCoach, D. Betsy; Gubbins, E. Jean; Foreman, Jennifer; Rambo, Karen E.; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Although research on the effectiveness of differentiated and enriched instruction in improving the achievement of diverse students is still emerging, some studies suggest that students in academically diverse classrooms benefited academically from differentiated learning experiences. The primary research question explored in this study was…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Garcy, Anthony M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
U.S. Federal and state education policies place considerable emphasis on assessing the effects that schools and teachers have on student test score performance. It is important for education policy makers to also consider other factors that can affect student achievement. This study finds that an exogenous school factor, discontinuous health…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Accountability, Educational Policy, Diseases
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Schweinle, Amy; Berg, Patti J.; Sorenson, Ashley R. – Educational Psychology, 2013
The present research sought to determine if primary school students differentiate between classes that are challenging and those that are difficult, and how these distinctions relate to their motivation and achievement. Results indicated that there are three types of challenges/difficulties. "Challenging" classes are those that are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preadolescents, Courses, Difficulty Level
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