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Low, Sabina; Smolkowski, Keith; Cook, Clayton; Desfosses, Danielle – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined the impact of a commonly adopted elementary universal social-emotional learning program, Second Step, on student social-emotional and academic outcomes following 2 years of implementation. The cluster-randomized wait-list control trial included 61 schools, 321 teachers, and 8,941 early elementary students across 2 states, with…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Keily, Tom; Evans, Alyssa; Atchison, Bruce – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Guide draws on work with five states to provide context and guidance for policymakers looking to strengthen the pre-K to K-3 continuum and create opportunities to close the achievement gap. It includes a tear-out page of guiding questions at the end.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, State Policy, Alignment (Education)
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Pentimonti, Jill; O'Connell, Ann; Justice, Laura; Cain, Kate – Child Development, 2015
The purpose of this study was to empirically examine the dimensionality of language ability for young children (4-8 years) from prekindergarten to third grade (n = 915), theorizing that measures of vocabulary and grammar ability will represent a unitary trait across these ages, and to determine whether discourse skills represent an additional…
Descriptors: Child Development, Language Acquisition, Child Language, Language Skills
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Jones, Stephanie M.; Kargman, Marie; Kargman, Max; Bailey, Rebecca – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
This paper presents initial results from a pilot evaluation of the pre-K component of a new school-based intervention strategy (Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Understanding and Regulation in education, SECURe) for pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade that is designed to build skills in social-emotional learning (focusing on executive function and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Cognitive Development, Preschool Education
Weber, Christina J. T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Reading fluency has been an area of struggle for students. Certain populations of students, such as English language learners (ELLs), have struggled even more so, affecting their overall achievement. Interventions have been implemented and studied regarding the reading fluency of ELLs, yet reading fluency has continued to be problematic in this…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Qualitative Research
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Battey, Daniel; Llamas-Flores, Silvia; Burke, Meg; Guerra, Paula; Kang, Hyun Jung; Kim, Seong Hee – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: A number of recent policies have specifically attacked immigrants and English Language Learners (ELLs), including Georgia's HB 87 (2011), Arizona's SB 1070 (2010), and Alabama's HB 56 (2011), among others. The policy focus of this study is Arizona's HB 2064 (2006), which added additional requirements that mandate tracking…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Policy, Mathematics Education, Faculty Development
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The "Read Naturally"[R] program is a supplemental reading program that aims to improve reading fluency, accuracy, and comprehension of elementary and middle school students using a combination of texts, audio CDs, and computer software. The program uses one of four products that share a common fluency-building strategy: "Read…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Beginning Reading
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Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, E. C. – Evaluation Review, 2013
Background: Cluster-randomized experiments that assign intact groups such as schools or school districts to treatment conditions are increasingly common in educational research. Such experiments are inherently multilevel designs whose sensitivity (statistical power and precision of estimates) depends on the variance decomposition across levels.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Experiments, Statistical Analysis
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2011
In a bid to help more students read proficiently in 3rd grade--a skill considered critical to their future educational success--new laws and initiatives springing up around the country require educators to step up their efforts to identify and help struggling readers even before they enter kindergarten. It's not unusual for states or school…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Primary Education, Preschool Education, Grade 3
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Nelsestuen, Kari; Scott, Caitlin; Hanita, Makoto; Robinson, LeAnne; Coskie, Tracy – Regional Educational Laboratory at Education Northwest, 2009
This study compares the experiences and perceptions of new and experienced teachers in 235 schools in six western states (Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming) that have adopted the Reading First school reform initiative. Using previously collected data from surveys and interviews, the study considers four areas of the reform…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Collaboration, Educational Change, Data Analysis