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Barr, Christopher D.; Reutebuch, Colleen K.; Carlson, Coleen D.; Vaughn, Sharon; Francis, David J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2019
Beginning in 2002, researchers developed, implemented, and evaluated the efficacy of an English reading intervention for first-grade English learners using multiple randomized control trials (RCTs). As a result of this efficacy work, researchers successfully competed for an IES Goal 4 effectiveness study using the same intervention. Unlike the…
Descriptors: Intervention, English Language Learners, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Thompson, Karen D. – Educational Policy, 2017
This study uses 9 years of longitudinal, student-level data from the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide updated, empirically-based estimates of the time necessary for English learners (ELs) to become reclassified as proficient in English, as well as factors associated with variation in time to reclassification. To illustrate how…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Longitudinal Studies, School Districts
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Schnorr, Crystalyn I.; Freeman-Green, Shaqwana; Test, David W. – Remedial and Special Education, 2016
This study evaluated the quality of the research and evidence base for using response cards to increase opportunities to respond (OTR) for students with and without disabilities at the elementary level (i.e., kindergarten through Grade 5). Using quality indicator criteria for single-case research, six single-case studies investigating response…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Responses, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Clarke, Laura S.; Haydon, Todd; Bauer, Anne; Epperly, Anna C. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
The passage of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act and the No Child Left Behind Act has highlighted the importance of all students having access to the general education curriculum. Because students with disabilities are being included in the general education classroom in greater numbers, teachers need to implement…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Inclusion, General Education, Audience Response Systems
Harrington, Julie – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine what, if any, impact that attending a four year old kindergarten program had on five year old kindergarteners reading ability as measured by Dominie testing, compared to those five year olds who did not attend a four year old program at Inman Elementary School. The significance of this study…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Reading Ability
Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council of the Great City Schools aims to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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Lynch, Meghan – American Journal of Play, 2015
?The past decade has seen an increase in research documenting the benefi?ts of children learning through play. However, the amount of play in American kindergarten classes remains on a steady decline. ?This article compares the ?findings from a netnographic study of seventy-eight kindergarten teachers' message board discussions about play in…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Hines, Mary Beth; Conner-Zachocki, Jennifer – Teacher Development, 2015
This research study examines the impact of teacher research on participants in a large-scale educational reform initiative in the United States, No Child Left Behind, and its strand for reading teachers, Reading First. Reading First supported professional development for teachers in order to increase student scores on standardized tests. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Educational Research, Educational Change, Reading Teachers
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Nese, Joseph F. T.; Tindal, Gerald; Stevens, Joseph J.; Elliott, Stephen N. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
The stakes of large-scale testing programs have grown considerably in the past decade with the enactment of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Race To The Top (RTTT) legislations. A significant component of NCLB has been required reporting of annual yearly progress (AYP) of student subgroups disaggregated by sex, special education status, English…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Measurement
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Brighton, Catherine M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Huang, Francis H. L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
This study of advanced readers in Reading First (RF) classrooms was part of a larger evaluation of one state's RF implementation. The study's purposes were to (a) assess the longitudinal growth of advanced primary readers as compared with their non-advanced-reading peers over a 3-year timeframe and (b) determine the degree to which RF classrooms…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Singh, Malkeet – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Closing the achievement gap in public education is a worthy goal that has been included as a top priority in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (2002). This study analyzed the most salient predictors at the student and school levels to identify their long-term impact on mathematics achievement from the elementary grades to high school. The…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Achievement Gap, Public Education, Mathematics Achievement
Bowdon, Jill – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
Although the Common Core standards do not prescribe pedagogy or forbid playful learning, kindergarten teachers will find it challenging to maintain a playful classroom under this reform. Kindergarten teachers have to cover a more rigorous and accelerated curriculum now, and they are doing so in a context that rewards procedural teaching.
Descriptors: Play, Academic Standards, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
Huebeler, Amy; Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2015
We examined the progress of kindergarteners who entered the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in 2008-09 and in 2010-11 who were identified as limited in English proficiency (LEP). For the 2008-09 cohort, English proficiency increased steadily over time. Few were able to exit LEP status in their first three years in WCPSS (10.5%); this…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Bornfreund, Laura; Cook, Shayna; Lieberman, Abbie; Loewenberg, Aaron – New America, 2015
Only about one-third of children attending school in the United States can read proficiently at fourth grade, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as "the nation's report card." If that is not dismaying enough, consider the outcomes for the nation's most vulnerable students. The first eight years of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Indicators, State Legislation, Educational Quality
Bornfreund, Laura; Williams, Conor P. – New America, 2015
Pre-K and other early learning programs have generated growing interest over the past several years. More and more states are developing pre-K programs, and some states and local communities are thinking about how to better connect and coordinate children's pre-K experiences and learning with what happens in kindergarten and the early grades. At…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Preschool Education, Primary Education
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