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Lee, Kerry; Bull, Rebecca – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Children with higher working memory or updating (WMU) capacity perform better in math. What is less clear is whether and how this relation varies with grade. Children (N = 673, kindergarten to Grade 9) participated in a 4-year cross-sequential study. Data from 3 WMU (Listening Recall, Mr. X, and an updating task) and a standardized math task…
Descriptors: Children, Short Term Memory, Mathematics Achievement, Adolescents
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Jaciw, Andrew P.; Hegseth, Whitney Michelle; Lin, Li; Toby, Megan; Newman, Denis; Ma, Boya; Zacamy, Jenna – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This study investigates, through a cluster randomized trial, the impact of "Math in Focus," a core mathematics program modeled after instructional approaches used in Singapore, on third- through fifth-grade students' achievement in mathematics. The program is currently being used in more than 400 school districts in the United States.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Randomized Controlled Trials, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 3
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Geary, David C.; Nicholas, Alan; Li, Yaoran; Sun, Jianguo – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
The contributions of domain-general abilities and domain-specific knowledge to subsequent mathematics achievement were longitudinally assessed (n = 167) through 8th grade. First grade intelligence and working memory and prior grade reading achievement indexed domain-general effects, and domain-specific effects were indexed by prior grade…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Knowledge Level, Developmental Stages
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Mazzocco, Michèle M. M.; Grimm, Kevin J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
Rapid automatized naming (RAN) is widely used to identify reading disabilities (RD) and has recently been considered a potential predictor of risk for mathematics learning disabilities (MLD). Here we longitudinally examine RAN performance from Grades K to 8, to view how growth on RAN response time differs for children with RD versus MLD. Across…
Descriptors: Naming, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties, Mathematics Achievement
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Claessens, Amy; Engel, Mimi – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Children's early skills are essential for their later success in school. Recent evidence highlights the importance of early mathematics, relative to reading and socioemotional skills, for elementary school achievement. Key advocacy groups for both early childhood and mathematics education have issued position statements on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Reading Achievement
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Weitz, Maria; Venkat, Hamsa – Perspectives in Education, 2013
Annual National Assessment (ANA) performance in Mathematics across the primary grades in South Africa indicates a decrease in mean performance across Grades 1-6. In this paper, we explore the apparently high performance in Grade 1 through a comparative investigation of learner responses on two assessments: the Grade 1 ANA taken in February 2011 by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
Scillieri, Elissa Mains – ProQuest LLC, 2012
International tests indicate that United States students have been outscored by other countries in the area of mathematics. Researchers warn that elementary mathematics curricula and instruction in this country is not designed around helping students achieve mathematics proficiency. Much of this could also be attributed to the weak development and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, School Districts, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction
Wang, Haiwen; Woodworth, Katrina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study applies a randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of supplemental instruction using two online mathematics curricula--DreamBox and Reasoning Mind. It is an independent evaluation intended to generate unbiased results that will help inform the ongoing development of a charter school network's hybrid instructional model, which…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Charter Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
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Reardon, Sean F.; Cheadle, Jacob E.; Robinson, Joseph P. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
Prior research estimating the effect of Catholic schooling has focused on high school, where evidence suggests a positive effect of Catholic versus public schooling. In this article, we estimate the effect of attending a Catholic elementary school rather than a public school on the math and reading skills of children in kindergarten through fifth…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Catholic Schools, Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills
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Desoete, Annemie; Stock, Pieter; Schepens, Annemie; Baeyens, Dieter; Roeyers, Herbert – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2009
Previous research stresses the importance of seriation, classification, and counting abilities that should be assessed in kindergarten, when looking for crucial predictors of mathematical learning disabilities in Grade 1. This study examines (n = 158) two-year-long predictive relationships between children's seriation, classification, procedural…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Tests, Classification