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Kuchle, Laura; Brown, Seth; Coukoulis, Nicholas – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The 3-year Pennsylvania Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program (Pilot) began in 2015-16 (Year 1) with the kindergarten class of 2015-16 (Cohort 1). In 2016-17 (Year 2), the Pilot was implemented with Cohort 1 students, now in first grade, and a second cohort of kindergarteners (Cohort 2). A third cohort will be added in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Screening Tests, Emergent Literacy, Early Intervention
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Madden, Nancy A.; Slavin, Robert E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This article reports on 2 experiments in inner-city Baltimore evaluating a computer-assisted tutoring approach, Tutoring With Alphie (TWA), in which 1 paraprofessional can work with up to 6 children at a time. In Study 1, we randomly assigned 14 schools to receive TWA or to continue with whatever approaches they were currently using. Each…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Tutoring, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Olson, Carol Booth; Matuchniak, Tina; Chung, Huy Q.; Stumpf, Rachel; Farkas, George – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
This study reports 2 years of findings from a randomized controlled trial designed to replicate and demonstrate the efficacy of an existing, successful professional development program, the Pathway Project, that uses a cognitive strategies approach to text-based analytical writing. Building on an earlier randomized field trial in a large, urban,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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Lin-Siegler, Xiaodong; Ahn, Janet N.; Chen, Jondou; Fang, Fu-Fen Anny; Luna-Lucero, Myra – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Students' beliefs that success in science depends on exceptional talent negatively impact their motivation to learn. For example, such beliefs have been shown to be a major factor steering students away from taking science and math courses in high school and college. In the present study, we tested a novel story-based instruction that models how…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Interests, Learning Motivation, Science Instruction
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Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2016
A report released in April 2013 by Benjamin L Castleman of Harvard University and Lindsay C. Page of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University examines the implications of two forms of interventions during the summer between high school and the first year of college on college enrollment. "Summer Nudging: Can Personalized…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Handheld Devices, Low Income Groups, High School Graduates
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West, Martin R.; Morton, Beth A.; Herlihy, Corinne M. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Data-based instructional programs have proliferated in American schools despite limited evidence of their effectiveness in improving educator practice and raising student achievement. We report results from a two-year school-randomized evaluation of the Achievement Network (ANet), a program providing schools with standards-aligned interim…
Descriptors: Data, Instruction, Educational Assessment, Formative Evaluation
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Jones, Curtis J.; Christian, Michael; Rice, Andrew – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The purpose of this report is to present the results of a two-year randomized control trial evaluation of the SPARK literacy program. SPARK is an early grade literacy program developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. In 2010, SPARK was awarded an Investing in Innovation (i3) Department of Education grant to further develop the…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Literacy, Reading Programs, Program Evaluation
Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
We study the effectiveness of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in Washington State, which has one of the largest populations of National Board-Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the nation. Based on value-added models in math and reading, we find that NBPTS-certified teachers are about 0.01-0.05…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, National Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, Value Added Models
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
The study authors examined the effects of using "Diagnostic Assessment Tools" ("DAT") on mathematics and reading outcomes for students in Indiana schools during the 2009-10 academic year. "DAT" consists of interim assessment tools--Wireless Generation's mCLASS for students in grades K-2 and CTB/ McGraw-Hill's Acuity…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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The study, "The Impact of Indiana's System of Interim Assessments on Mathematics and Reading," examined the effects of using Diagnostic Assessment Tools (DAT) on mathematics and reading outcomes for students in 59 Indiana schools during the 2009-10 academic year. DAT consists of interim assessment tools--Wireless Generation's mCLASS for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Achievement Gains
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For the 2013 study, "Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Randomized Experiment," researchers examined the impact of the Talent Transfer Initiative (TTI) on students' reading and mathematics achievement in 10 school districts. The TTI enabled principals of low-performing schools to provide…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Competencies, Low Achievement
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For the 2014 study, "The Iterative Development and Initial Evaluation of We Have Skills!, an Innovative Approach to Teaching Social Skills to Elementary Students", researchers examined the effects of We Have Skills! (WHS), a supplemental, video-based social skills program for early elementary students. WHS consists of three components:…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Interpersonal Competence
Tepper Jacob, Robin; Armstrong, Catherine; Willard, Jacklyn Altuna – MDRC, 2015
This study reports on an evaluation of the "Reading Partners" program, which uses community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to struggling readers in underresourced elementary schools. Established in 1999 in East Menlo Park, California, the mission of "Reading Partners" is to help children become lifelong readers by…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Volunteers, Reading Difficulties, Tutoring
Scrivener, Susan; Weiss, Michael J.; Ratledge, Alyssa; Rudd, Timothy; Sommo, Colleen; Fresques, Hannah – MDRC, 2015
Community colleges offer a pathway to the middle class for low-income individuals. Although access to college has expanded, graduation rates at community colleges remain low, especially for students who need developmental (remedial) courses to build their math, reading, or writing skills. The City University of New York's (CUNY's) Accelerated…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Acceleration (Education), Associate Degrees, Developmental Studies Programs
Fong, Anthony B.; Finkelstein, Neal D.; Jaeger, Laura M.; Diaz, Rebeca; Broek, Marie E. – WestEd, 2015
The Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) was developed by California State University (CSU) faculty and high school educators to improve the academic literacy of high school seniors, thereby reducing the need for students to enroll in remedial English courses upon entering college. This report, produced by Innovation Studies at WestEd,…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Course Evaluation, High School Seniors, Grade 12
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