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Goforth, Kate; Noltemeyer, Amity; Patton, Jon; Bush, Kevin R.; Bergen, Doris – Educational Studies, 2014
Educators are increasingly recognising the importance of improving students' mathematics achievement. Much of the current research focuses on the impact of instructional variables on mathematics achievement. The goal of this study was to examine the influence of less researched variables--family and student factors. Participants were 747…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students, Negative Attitudes
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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
Dragoo, Kyrie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and predictive factors for children receiving special education services, and if they received special education services, factors associated with them discontinuing those services before eighth grade. In addition, a second purpose was to determine whether there are differences in the…
Descriptors: Children, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Predictor Variables
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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
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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
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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Halle, Tamara; Hair, Elizabeth; Wandner, Laura; McNamara, Michelle; Chien, Nina – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2012
The development of English language learners (ELLs) was explored from kindergarten through eighth grade within a nationally representative sample of first-time kindergartners (N = 19,890). Growth curve analyses indicated that, compared to native English speakers, ELLs were rated by teachers more favorably on approaches to learning, self-control,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables, Native Speakers
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Lubienski, Sarah Theule; Crane, Corinna Crawford – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2010
Most studies of school achievement use free-lunch eligibility or other basic indicators to adjust for differences in students' socioeconomic backgrounds. This study determines whether these variables are enough to separate the confounding effects of students' backgrounds from the main variables of interest in education studies. The Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Social Class, Predictor Variables
Kirkland, Troyanne – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110 (U.S. Congress), was passed by Congress in response to perceived failure of the public school system to effectively educate students, particularly disadvantaged students in the United States. The relationship of NCLB school choice to student achievement has not been…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Choice, Achievement Gains, Educational Legislation
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A.; Hoffman, Charlene M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
The primary purpose of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The "Digest" includes a selection of data from both government and private sources, and draws especially on the results…
Descriptors: Homework, Undergraduate Students, Substance Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education