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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
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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Chen, Qi; Hughes, Jan N.; Kwok, Oi-Man – Elementary School Journal, 2014
The authors investigated the differential effect of retention on the development of academic achievement from grades 1 to 5 on children retained in grade 1 over 6 years. Growth mixture model (GMM) analyses supported the existence of two distinct trajectory groups of retained children for both reading and math among 125 ethnically and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade Repetition, Academic Achievement, Grade 1
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Diniz, Eva; da Rosa Piccolo, Luciane; de Paula Couto, Maria Clara Pinheiro; Salles, Jerusa Fumagalli; Helena Koller, Silvia – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated children and adolescents' school performance over time focusing on two variables that may influence it: developmental context and gender. The sample comprised 627 participants (M[subscript age]?=?11.13, SD?=?1.8), 51% of them female, from grade one to eight, living either with family (n?=?474) or in care institutions…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Developmental Stages, Child Development, Adolescent Development
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Sung, Youngji – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2014
Background: Language minority students, who are mostly immigrant students tend to perform at lower levels in school and to be at risk of school failure when they are limited in English proficiency (LEP). Objective: Based on the previous studies that addressed the importance of students' social skills for school success, I examined the social…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Elementary School Students, Social Development, Immigrants
Wolfgang, Jeff Drayton – ProQuest LLC, 2013
National educational achievement statistics show that academic underachievement is a significant problem for all students in the United States and for culturally diverse students in particular. The relationship of attachment and its interaction with traumatic stress has been proposed as an alternative explanation for the persistent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Student Diversity, Stress Variables
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Matthews, Michael S.; Ritchotte, Jennifer A.; McBee, Matthew T. – High Ability Studies, 2013
We evaluated the effects of one year of schoolwide cluster grouping on the academic achievement growth of gifted and non-identified elementary students using a piecewise multilevel growth model. Scores from 186 non-identified and 68 gifted students' Measures of Academic Progress Reading and Math scores were examined over three school years. In…
Descriptors: Cluster Grouping, Ability Grouping, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Kieffer, Michael J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Educators and policymakers are paying increased attention to the academic outcomes of students in the middle grades (i.e., Grades 6-8). One reform proposed to improve outcomes for these students is to replace middle schools (with Grade 6-8, 7-8, or 7-9 configurations) with K-8 schools. This longitudinal study evaluated the effects of continuously…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, School Organization, Instructional Program Divisions
Jacobson, Shoufen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation was designed to provide a comprehensive data-driven evaluation of a Chinese language Immersion Program (CIP) for the stakeholders. CIP was implemented in 2006 with a goal for students to become proficient in the Chinese language and develop increased cultural awareness while reaching at least the same level of academic…
Descriptors: Chinese, Immersion Programs, FLES, Program Evaluation
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Brulles, Dina; Peters, Scott J.; Saunders, Rachel – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
An increasing number of schools are implementing gifted cluster grouping models as a cost-effective way to provide gifted services. This study is an example of comparative action research in the form of a quantitative case study that focused on mathematic achievement for nongifted students in a district that incorporated a schoolwide cluster…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Action Research, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: This article addresses which school-level factors contribute to school quality. Previous research has focused on assessing the effects of school-level variables on student-level quality (e.g., achievement). However, the field has been limited in not evaluating the effects of school-level factors directly on measured…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Special Education, Behavior Problems
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
The study examined the effectiveness of Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools Initiative after one year of implementation. The Renaissance Schools Initiative, which began in the 2010-11 school year, aimed at improving low-performing schools by providing new management, additional resources, and new educational strategies. The study reported that…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement, Low Achievement
Reid, Johnnie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The impact of schools and students not meeting academic achievement standards affects the community and the nation's future workforce. This paper examines many of the factors influencing achievement with special attention given to the facts of teacher turnover in the schools. Teacher turnover and the sad state of the academic achievement of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
Berg, Juliette; Torrente, Catalina; Aber, J. Lawrence; Jones, Stephanie M.; Brown, Joshua L. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The 4Rs Program (Reading, Writing, Respect and Resolution) is a "dual focus" whole school universal intervention designed to promote literacy development and social-emotional learning, that is currently being rigorously evaluated using a school-randomized trial of 18 elementary schools (9 intervention, 9 control) in New York City. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Change, Data, Program Evaluation