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Vanderwood, Michael L.; Tung, Catherine Y.; Checca, C. Jason – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
The predictive validity and accuracy of an oral reading fluency (ORF) measure for a statewide assessment in English language arts was examined for second-grade native English speakers (NESs) and English learners (ELs) with varying levels of English proficiency. In addition to comparing ELs with native English speakers, the impact of English…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Accuracy, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency
Gonzalez, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The introduction of the Internet and its hyperlinked content made easily accessible with portable digital devices like smart phones and tablets, posed challenges to the traditional linear and print-oriented notions of what it means to read and write. Now that these traditional notions of read and write literacy have been breached by these…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Disadvantaged
O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Bocian, Kathleen M.; Sanchez, Victoria; Beach, Kristen D. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
In this study, we tested the outcomes of access to a response to intervention (RtI) model in kindergarten or in first grade on end-of-Grade-2 reading achievement and placement in special education. Across five schools, 214 students who began having access to Tier 2 intervention in kindergarten or first grade were compared in Grades 1 and 2 with…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Kindergarten, Young Children, Models
Swanson, H. Lee; Orosco, Michael J.; Lussier, Cathy M. – Exceptional Children, 2014
This study investigated the role of strategy instruction on solution accuracy in children with and without serious math difficulties (MD) in problem solving. Children's posttest solution accuracy was compared on standardized and experimental measures as a function of strategy conditions. Strategy conditions included curriculum materials that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Learning Problems
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Knight-Teague, Kerri; Vanderwood, Michael L.; Knight, Erin – School Psychology Review, 2014
Oral reading fluency is frequently used in school settings to assess student reading skills, but it is somewhat commonly believed that some students can read words fluently while not comprehending (i.e., word callers). Previous studies examining the prevalence of word callers typically included native English speakers rather than English learners…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grade 3, Grade 5, Oral Reading
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Valenzuela, Vanessa V.; Gutierrez, Gabriel; Lambros, Katina M. – School Psychology Forum, 2014
An A-B single-case design assessed at-risk students' responsiveness to mathematics interventions. Four culturally and linguistically diverse second-grade students were given a Tier 2 standard protocol mathematics intervention that included number sense instruction, modeling procedures, guided math drill and practice of addition and subtraction…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
Sanchez, Monika – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
This report is a longitudinal examination of "Preschool for All" (PFA) participants, tracking students' experiences across their first four years in elementary school. It builds upon a 2009 study that found that PFA graduates in San Mateo County were better prepared for kindergarten than their classmates who had not attended preschool…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, School Districts, Urban Schools, Preschool Education
Cavagnaro, Elizabeth; Mindnich, Jessica Dalesandro; Arac, Derya; Roaseau, Ashley – Children Now, 2014
There is strong consensus in California and in the country around the notions of equal opportunity for all children, and giving kids a chance of having it better than their parents. The reality in California is that most families lack the means and resources to provide their children with the basic building blocks of a productive life in the 21st…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
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Lee, Soyong – Multicultural Education, 2014
In this article, the author explores the phenomenon of children's language choice and language use in a Korean-English two-way immersion (TWI) program. She does so by drawing on situations in which the children spoke of the principles guiding their choice of languages, and instances in which they voluntarily adopted Korean as the means of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, English, Korean, Bilingualism
Estrada, Karla V. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As the population of English Language Learners (ELLs) continues to grow in schools, so does the concern for their lack of academic progress and the possible inequitable representation of this culturally and linguistically diverse population in special education (Artiles, Rueda, Salazar, & Higareda, 2005; Guiberson, 2009; Mac Swan &…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities, Mixed Methods Research
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Gutiierrez, Gabriel; Vanderwood, Mike L. – School Psychology Review, 2013
The literacy growth of 260 second-grade English learners (ELs) with varying degrees of English language proficiency (e.g., Beginning, Early Intermediate, Intermediate, Early Advanced and Advanced English language proficiency) was assessed with English literacy skill assessments. Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills measures were…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Spanish Speaking
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Richards-Tutor, Catherine; Solari, Emily J.; Leafstedt, Jill M.; Gerber, Michael M.; Filippini, Alexis; Aceves, Terese C. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2013
Using extant data, the purpose of this study is to examine methods for determining response to intervention (RTI) in a sample of kindergarten English Learners (ELs). Three commonly used methods for determining RTI--(a) benchmark criteria, (b) slope discrepancy, and (c) dual discrepancy--are investigated. Participants included 117 ELs. Students…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, English Language Learners, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Rojas, Raul; Iglesias, Aquiles – Child Development, 2013
Although the research literature regarding language growth trajectories is burgeoning, the shape and direction of English Language Learners' (ELLs) language growth trajectories are largely not known. This study used growth curve modeling to determine the shape of ELLs' language growth trajectories across 12,248 oral narrative language samples…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Spanish Speaking, Second Language Learning, Oral Language
Duardo, Debra Lou – ProQuest LLC, 2013
School absenteeism and truancy confront educators on a daily basis. While public school districts in the U.S. experience daily rates of absenteeism, in the Los Angeles Unified school District (LAUSD), over 26,000 students miss school each day, totaling over 130,500 student absences each week. Regardless of whether these absences are excused (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Attendance, Truancy, Improvement Programs
Collins, Joyce C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
National attention has been focused on improving students' ability to read since the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The California Reading First Program was implemented throughout the state with the goal of improving reading skills for students from kindergarten through third grade. This research study was designed…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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