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Northwest Evaluation Association, 2016
This guide was created as a resource to help families better understand "Measures of Academic Progress"® (MAP®), and their child's results. The guide provides answers to a variety of questions such as: "What is MAP?"; "What does MAP measure?"; "How do schools and teachers use MAP scores?"; "Can MAP tell…
Descriptors: Scores, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
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Koon, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov; Foorman, Barbara R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2014
This study examines whether the classification and regression tree (CART) model improves the early identification of students at risk for reading comprehension difficulties compared with the more difficult to interpret logistic regression model. CART is a type of predictive modeling that relies on nonparametric techniques. It presents results in…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Identification, Reading Comprehension
Crawford, Jane – Math Solutions, 2011
Do you want your children to be financially and mathematically savvy? This resource for grades preK-2 is a must-have for parents and teachers. It provides more than forty activity-rich lessons to help children be financially and mathematically savvy at a young age. The activities embrace the following questions: (1) What is money?; (2) Where do we…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Money Management, Mathematics Activities
Anderson, Nancy; Chapin, Suzanne; O'Connor, Cathy – Math Solutions, 2011
"Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action, Grades K-6" provides preservice and inservice instructors, coaches and facilitators with real, classroom-based video examples that illustrate the principles and practices covered in the authors' best-selling book, "Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn, Grade K-6,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Computation
Proulx-Schirduan, Victoria; Shearer, C. Branton; Case, Karen I. – Teachers College Press, 2009
This practical guide describes ways of working with learners diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by using Multiple Intelligences Theory. Written for all educators as well as parents, it examines curricular, instructional, school partnering, and leadership issues that may arise for these students in grades K-8. Supported…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Multiple Intelligences, Individualized Instruction, Inclusion
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Hossain, Ziarat; Shipman, Virginia – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2009
This study examined mothers' and fathers' reports of their time spent in their school-age children's care and academic work and the relationships between socioeconomic status and social support variables with fathers' time spent in children's care and academic work within two-parent Mexican immigrant families. Mother and father dyads from 79…
Descriptors: Mothers, Family Size, Sex Role, Immigrants
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Greenman, Paul S.; Schneider, Barry H.; Tomada, Giovanna – School Psychology International, 2009
Poor school adjustment is a known correlate of peer rejection in childhood. However, the impact of change in sociometric status on children's academic performance over time is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether improvement or decline in children's sociometric status would predict corresponding changes in their academic…
Descriptors: Sociometric Techniques, Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment, Program Effectiveness
Online Submission, 2008
Family involvement in children's math education is critical to helping kids succeed. "Helping Children Be Successful in Math" explains why--and how. (Contains 5 endnotes.) [Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines. This document was produced by DreamBox Learning, Inc.]
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Family Involvement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
National Institute for Literacy, 2007
Parents are their children's first and foremost important teachers. This paper presents some ways parents can help their children "get ready to read" during the ages of 2, 3, 4 and 5. This paper also offers several checklists for parents of kindergartners, first graders, second graders, and third graders.
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy
Alberta Education, 2007
Alberta parents enjoy a range of choices for their children's education, including the option of home education. Alberta's "School Act" and its funding guidelines for education recognize the central role of parents in the education of their children. No matter what your decision about educational programming, your ongoing involvement…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Schools, Home Schooling, Childhood Interests
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2006
The District of Columbia Public Schools has adopted new learning standards for core subjects, including reading/English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The new standards show what students should know and be able to do: (1) in each subject; (2) at each grade level; and (3) in every school. This publication guides parents…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 1, Preschool Education, Social Studies
Taylor-Cox, Jennifer – Eye on Education, 2005
Why should your school have a Family Math Night?: (1) Help students learn essential math concepts; (2) Give parents a chance to serve as models of motivation, persistence and competence; and (3) Promote math success in a supportive setting. With its step-by-step directions and suggestions for both teachers and parents, this book takes the worry…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 5, National Standards, Parents
James, Amy – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2005
Part of the new Knowledge Essentials series, "First Grade Success" shows parents how to enrich their children's classroom learning and take an active role in their first graders' education by exploring: (1) What their first graders are learning at school and the educational standards to expect in math, language arts, science, and social studies;…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 2, Thinking Skills, Academic Achievement
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Tali Tal, Revital – Environmental Education Research, 2004
A case study of school-community collaboration in an elementary community school in Israel follows up an environmental education (EE) school-based curriculum that involves the parents and community members in various indoors and outdoors activities. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach. In these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School Community Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Partnership for Reading, 2001
Preschool and kindergarten teachers set the stage for a child to learn to read with some critical early skills. First, second, and third grade teachers then take up the task of building the skills that children will use every day for the rest of their lives. Parents can help by understanding what teachers are teaching and by asking questions about…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Programs, Kindergarten, Grade 3