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Ruddy, Jonah; Ciancio, Dennis; Skinner, Christopher H.; Blonder, Megan – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
Oral reading fluency was investigated as a predictor of standard scores on the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement III Broad Reading Cluster (BRC). Participants included first- through third-grade students (n = 1301) from elementary schools in and around Houston, Texas. Median words correct per minute scores from three oral reading passages were…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Achievement Tests, Elementary School Students, Scores
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Lee, Kathleen; Chen, Xi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
This study investigated an emergent interaction between word reading fluency and vocabulary knowledge in the prediction of reading comprehension among French immersion students in Grades 2 and 3. A group of 66 students were tested on measures of phonological awareness, rapid automatized naming, word reading accuracy, vocabulary, word reading…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Vocabulary Development, Prediction, Reading Comprehension
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Scott, Catherine; Carroll, Kimberly – Science and Children, 2019
The authors focused on using antiques to learn how to teach elementary children about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a historical context; they refer to the historical objects as "antique artifacts." By studying antiques, students get a real-world opportunity to learn how people in their local area and beyond…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, STEM Education, Grade 2, Grade 3
Kuhfeld, Megan – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
It has been common knowledge for decades that poor and working-class students tend to experience "summer learning loss," a drop in performance between spring and fall that serves to widen the gap between students. However, new research shows that the reality of summer learning loss is more complex. Megan Kuhfeld draws on data from the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement
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Karumbaiah, Shamya; Ocumpaugh, Jaclyn; Baker, Ryan S. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2019
Demographic information often proves useful for finding subpopulations in educational data. Unfortunately, it is often not collected in the log files of online learning systems, which serve as one of the primary sources of data for the Educational Data Mining community. Recent work has sought to address this issue by investigating school-level…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Student Behavior, Performance, Institutional Characteristics
Singh, Rashmi – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to establish the reliability and validity of the construct map for students' conception of equivalence with special emphasis on investigating the impact of structure of equation on students' conception of equivalence. The study examined the role of structure of equations in identifying students' conception of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Knowledge Level, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematical Concepts
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Harding, Jessica F.; Herrmann, Mariesa A.; Hanno, Elias S.; Ross, Christine – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify an indicator that the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) could use to measure the percentage of entering kindergarteners who are on-track to read on grade level by the end of grade 3. To develop the indicator, this study examined relationships between student scores on SDP's different assessments that…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Language Arts, Early Reading
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Ehm, Jan-Henning; Hasselhorn, Marcus; Schmiedek, Florian – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The association between academic self-concept and achievement is assumed to be reciprocal. Typically, the association is analyzed by variants of the classical cross-lagged panel model. Results with more recently developed methodological approaches, for example, the random intercept cross-lagged panel model, its continuous-time implementation, and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Self Concept, Elementary School Students, Children
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Türkoglu, Bengü – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
This study aimed to examine the influence of the 'Board Game Based Cognitive Training Programme' (BGBCTP) on the cognitive development of the second and third graders among primary school children. BGBCTP is based on educational board games for second and third graders and aims to help them develop cognitive skills. Mixed method was used and it…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Game Based Learning, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Students
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Bozkur, Eyüp – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
Values are concepts that influence and direct individuals' behaviors. Because values directly influence society's structure, values education also takes an important place. Both children's games and values education have a structure that can diversify values education and make it entertaining during learning. In this study, it was aimed to reveal…
Descriptors: Values Education, Educational Games, Teacher Attitudes, Computer Games
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Challita, Julianne; Chapparo, Christine; Hinitt, Joanne – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore social skills of young children with reduced social competence, from the perspective of parents and teachers. The study adopted a descriptive, quantitative design using secondary data from occupational therapy assessment information on 241 children. The data were collected using a parent and teacher…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Occupational Therapy
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Manolitsis, George; Georgiou, George K.; Inoue, Tomohiro; Parrila, Rauno – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
We examined the direction of the relation between morphological awareness and reading/spelling skills in 2 languages varying in orthographic consistency (English and Greek) and whether word reading fluency and vocabulary mediate the relation between morphological awareness and reading comprehension. One-hundred and 59 English-speaking Canadian and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metalinguistics, Reading Skills, Spelling
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Kloos, Heidi; Sliemers, Stephanie; Cartwright, Macey; Mano, Quintino; Stage, Scott – Online Submission, 2019
Important strides have been made in the science of learning to read. Yet, many students still struggle to attain reading proficiency. This calls for sustained efforts to bridge theoretical insights with applied considerations about ideal pedagogy. The current study was designed to contribute to this conversation, namely by looking at the efficacy…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
Unterman, Rebecca; Weiland, Christina – MDRC, 2019
In this paper we use data from students who participated in the oversubscribed Boston Public Schools (BPS) prekindergarten program as a window into variation in the program's medium-term effects. We first examine whether, for the sample of students who applied to oversubscribed BPS prekindergarten programs, there is variation in the effects of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Grade Repetition, Kindergarten
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Goldenberg, Lauren B.; Wanta, Violet; Fletcher, Andrew – Learning Professional, 2019
Early literacy is the foundation of academic success and predicts outcomes far beyond elementary school. So when only 30% of 3rd graders in New York City public schools scored proficient on the state test in 2014, district leaders began targeting improvements in literacy instruction in grades K-2. In 2016, the New York City Department of Education…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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