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Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2019
Curriculum Associates' i-Ready is an adaptive diagnostic and individualized instructional tool that has been used in M-DCPS in the last few years. In addition, Curriculum Associates provides the District with results of their predictive model, which uses the students' outcomes on the Fall and Winter i-Ready diagnostic testing as well as the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts, Reading Achievement
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Cohen, Dale J.; Zhang, Jin; Wothke, Werner – Applied Measurement in Education, 2019
Construct-irrelevant cognitive complexity of some items in the statewide grade-level assessments may impose performance barriers for students with disabilities who are ineligible for alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards. This has spurred research into whether items can be modified to reduce complexity without affecting…
Descriptors: Test Items, Accessibility (for Disabled), Students with Disabilities, Low Achievement
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Kilgus, Stephen P.; Izumi, Jared T.; Von der Embse, Nathaniel P.; Van Wie, Michael P.; Eklund, Katie; Taylor, Crystal N.; Iaccarino, Stephanie – School Psychology, 2019
The purposes of this study were twofold. The first was to use latent class analysis to identify groupings of students defined by the presence or absence of academic or behavioral risk. The second was to determine whether these groups differed across various dichotomous academic and behavioral outcomes (e.g., suspensions, office discipline…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E.; Peters, Scott J.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Despite considerable reform activity surrounding K-12 education over the past 20 years, racial and socioeconomic disparities among students who achieve at advanced levels have received little attention. This study examined how excellence gaps, defined as differences in performance at the 90th percentile of subgroups, change over time and their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Achievement Gap, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
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Clarke, Frederick C.; Burt, Walter L. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Charter schools in urban environments have been scrutinized for their effectiveness. This study attempted to determine whether students attending Midwestern urban charter schools outperformed students in traditional schools on the state's accountability system over a 5-year time period. Using a quasi-experimental research design, data were…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Attendance, Urban Schools, Transfer Students
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Bryce, Crystal I.; Bradley, Robert H.; Abry, Tashia; Swanson, Jodi; Thompson, Marilyn S. – School Psychology, 2019
Parents and teachers--primary socializers across elementary grades--offer potentially differential support mechanisms for children's healthy functioning across developmental periods. Utilizing child, parent, teacher, and observational data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Department Study of Early Child Care and Youth…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Influence, Teacher Influence, Learner Engagement
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Mulligan, Gail M.; McCarroll, Jill Carlivati; Flanagan, Kristin Denton; McPhee, Cameron – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) is the third in a series of longitudinal studies of young children conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. The ECLS-K:2011 collected information about the early…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Outcomes of Education
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Todhunter-Reid, Abigail – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to estimate the within-child associations of in-school arts education and achievement in reading and mathematics, using four waves of data (kindergarten, 1st-grade, 3rd-grade, and 5th-grade) from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Fixed effects techniques were applied to adjust for the confounding effects of all…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten
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Steinmann, Isa; Strietholt, Rolf; Caro, Daniel – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
The present study investigates the effects of participation in academic extracurricular activities on student achievement in mathematics and reading in the course of secondary schooling. We use 2 samples of nonmandatory all-day schools that are part of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS): N = 1,131 fifth graders at 43 schools were followed…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Grade 5
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Kvande, Marianne Nilsen; Bjørklund, Oda; Lydersen, Stian; Belsky, Jay; Wichstrøm, Lars – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
As traditional teaching methods may fail to serve children with special needs, special education (SE) services aim to compensate for the shortcomings of conventional schooling. However, despite of numerous studies on the effectiveness of SE services, the influence of potential selection bias remains a real challenge, and only a few studies have…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Special Education, Academic Achievement, Special Needs Students
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Adams, Curt M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore sustainability of social conditions and achievement outcomes in six full-service community schools (FSCSs) in two districts (Tulsa and Union Public Schools) associated with the Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative (TACSI). Three questions guided the inquiry: How has TACSI changed over the last 9 years?…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Community Schools, Outcomes of Education, Integrated Services
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King, Kathleen R.; Gonzales, Christine Rivera; Reinke, Wendy M. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2019
Students with early indicators of behavior risk have predictable, negative outcomes, and those with co-existing academic problems have significantly more negative outcomes. Identifying academic subclasses of students with behavior risk can inform integrated interventions and school-based problem-solving teams. In addition, identifying academic…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement
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
Carter, Bridget C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship of language proficiency (WIDA) on the performance of third, fourth, and fifth grade English language learners who were administered the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments during the 2017-2018 assessment year. The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) reading and…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, State Standards
Valdez, Maricela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between physical fitness, body mass index and academic performance in Hispanic children enrolled in grade 5 from a district in the Rio Grande Valley. A total of 547 participants were selected from 11 elementary schools from a school district in the Rio Grande Valley. The…
Descriptors: Children, Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools
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