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Wilkerson, Trena L.; Cooper, Susan; Gupta, Dittika; Montgomery, Mark; Mechell, Sara; Arterbury, Kristin; Moore, Sherrie; Baker, Betty Ruth; Sharp, Pat T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examines the effect varying models have on student understanding of fractions. The study addressed the question of what students know and understand about fractional concepts through the use of discrete and continuous models. A sample of 54 students in kindergarten and 3rd grade were given an interview pretest, participated in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Mathematics, Mathematical Models, Elementary School Mathematics
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Slates, Stephanie L.; Alexander, Karl L.; Entwisle, Doris R.; Olson, Linda S. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2012
Research on summer learning has shown that children from a higher socioeconomic status (SES) continue to learn during the summer months of elementary school, but lower-SES students tend to stagnate or lose ground. However, not all low-SES students experience summer learning loss. Drawing on the Beginning School Study (BSS), a longitudinal study of…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Disadvantaged, Socioeconomic Status, Elementary School Students
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Pang, Valerie Ooka; Han, Peggy P.; Pang, Jennifer M. – Educational Researcher, 2011
The authors studied more than 1 million Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and White seventh graders in a statewide California testing program between 2003 and 2008, examining their reading and math achievement. AAPI student performance is often reported as an aggregate in discussions of the success of schoolchildren and issues of racial…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Testing Programs, Pacific Islanders, Grade 7
Schwartz, Amy Ellen; McCabe, Brian J.; Ellen, Ingrid Gould; Chellman, Colin – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2009
In the United States, public housing developments are predominantly located in neighborhoods with low median incomes, high rates of poverty and disproportionately high concentrations of minorities. While research consistently shows that public housing developments are located in economically and socially disadvantaged neighborhoods, we know little…
Descriptors: Public Housing, Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty, Low Income Groups