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Abenavoli, Rachel M.; Greenberg, Mark T. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
There is growing consensus among researchers and practitioners that children's socialemotional readiness makes unique contributions to their successful transition to and progress through school. However, many children still begin school ill-prepared for the behavioral demands they will encounter in the classroom. This study examines the joint…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Student Adjustment, Readiness
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McKown, Clark; Russo-Ponsaran, Nicole; Johnson, Jason – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The ability to understand and effectively interact with others is a critical determinant of academic, social, and life success (DiPerna & Elliott, 2002). An area in particular need of scalable, feasible, usable, and scientifically sound assessment tools is social-emotional comprehension, which includes mental processes enlisted to encode,…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Interaction, Social Behavior, Emotional Response
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DeCaro, Marci S. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Students often memorize and apply procedures to solve mathematics problems without understanding why these procedures work. In turn, students demonstrate limited ability to transfer strategies to new problem types. Math curriculum reform standards underscore the importance of procedural flexibility and transfer, emphasizing that students need to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Gaylor, Erika; Spiker, Donna; Wei, Xin; Lease, Erin; Reynolds, Arthur – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
This presentation reports on the goals and preliminary outcomes of the Child-Parent Centers (CPC) Expansion Project, which is a PreK to 3rd grade school reform model aimed at improving the short- and long-term outcomes of participating children and families. The model provides continuous education and family support services to schools serving a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Models, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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Parkinson, Julia; Meakin, John; Salinger, Terry – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Student achievement in literacy has been a focal concern in the United States for many years. Improving teachers' knowledge and skill that leads to improved student achievement, particularly in the early grades, can place children on an improved trajectory that can have long-term impacts on life outcomes. Over the past decade, a large body of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Intervention, Reading Achievement
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Mokrova, Irina; Broekhuizen, Martine; Burchinal, Margaret – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
A growing body of research has shown that high quality early care and education (ECE) is positively related to the development of children's social and academic skills (e.g., Barnett, 2011; Lamb & Ahnert, 2006; NICHD ECCRN, 2006). There is evidence that high quality ECE experiences can improve children's levels of social adjustment (Bierman et…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Social Development
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Reinke, Wendy M.; Herman, Keith C.; Dong, Nianbo – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
A significant number of children in schools have mental health problems (World Health Organization, 2004). If children receive any type of mental health services, the vast majority receive these supports at school (Rones & Hoagwood, 2000). Mental health needs in children often manifest as emotional dysregulation, social incompetence, and…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Classroom Techniques, Mental Health, Teacher Surveys
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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
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Perez, Maria; Kennedy, Alec – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The number of students that live in families where a language other than English is spoken has risen relative to the English-only households in the United States over the last 25 years. These students face the dual challenge of mastering English while acquiring academic skills and knowledge. The education of these students has been shaped by…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English Language Learners, Classroom Environment, Barriers
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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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Halpin, Peter F.; Torrente, Catalina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Using reliable and valid measures of students' outcomes which are sensitive to change is critical for obtaining interpretable and therefore useful results from evaluations of school-based interventions. While measurement development for use in experimental evaluations receives a great deal of attention in the U.S., it lags behind in low-income…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcome Measures, Outcomes of Education, Cluster Grouping
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Starkey, Leighann; Aber, J. Lawrence; Johnston, Brian M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Mastering basic numeracy and literacy skills is one of the most fundamental goals of education. However, it is estimated that 250 million primary-school-age children lack basic reading, writing and math skills (UN, 2013). Children living in war and poverty stricken countries are among the least likely to attain those basic goals. The United States…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Quint, Janet – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
"Success for All" (SFA) is one of the best known and thoroughly evaluated school reform models. Further evaluation of the initiative is especially important for two reasons. First, the program model has continued to evolve over time, with a greater emphasis placed on the use of engaging technology in the classroom and on the deployment…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Educational Innovation
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Fyfe, Emily R.; DeCaro, Marci S.; Rittle-Johnson, Bethany – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
An emerging consensus suggests that guided discovery, which combines discovery and instruction, is a more effective educational approach than either one in isolation. The goal of this study was to examine two specific forms of guided discovery, testing whether conceptual instruction should precede or follow exploratory problem solving. In both…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Prior Learning, Mathematical Concepts, Pretests Posttests
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Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Connor, Carol McDonald; Johnson, Lakeisha – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Reading comprehension, defined as the active extraction and construction of meaning from all kinds of text, requires children to fluently decode and understand what they are reading. Basic processes underlying reading comprehension are complex and call on the oral language system and a conscious understanding of this system, i.e., metalinguistic…
Descriptors: Dialects, Language Tests, Comparative Analysis, Diagnostic Tests
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