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Trimble, Sandra – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
In January 2019, third graders at Penns Manor Elementary used known math skills and new math skills to draft a pattern and dress a four harness loom to create a woven wall hanging. Twelve core students learned the basic skills and then taught their peers and classroom teachers under the guidance of teaching artist Sandra Trimble. It turned out to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Skills
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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Ackerman, Debra L. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this report I share the results of a document-based, comparative case study aimed at increasing our understanding about the potential utility of state kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) to provide evidence of English learner (EL) kindergartners' knowledge and skills and, in turn, inform kindergarten teachers' instruction. Using a sample of 9…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Knowledge Level
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Ackerman, Debra J. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) have increasingly been incorporated into state education policies over the past 5 years, with much of this interest stemming from Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) awards, Enhanced Assessment Grants, and nationwide efforts to develop common K-12 state learning standards. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Kindergarten, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Stotz, Megan; Columba, Lynn – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2018
This study evaluated a classroom implementation of augmented reality (AR) for improving subitizing skills of preschool students. Children explored the mathematical concept of subitizing by using an AR enhanced board game, called "Creature Counting." The AR markers, which were friendly creatures, triggered the augmented reality functions.…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Dever, Bridget V.; Gallagher, Emily K.; Hochbein, Craig D.; Loukas, Austin; Dai, Chenchen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Behavioral and emotional problems among children and adolescents can lead to numerous negative outcomes without intervention. From a prevention standpoint, screening for behavioral and emotional risk is an important step toward identifying such problems before the point of diagnosis or referral. The present study conducted a k-means cluster…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Children, Adolescents
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Ankrum, Julie; Genest, Maria; Morewood, Aimee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide a description of contrasting discourse patterns during small-group reading instruction. The authors report on case studies conducted in two 1st-grade classrooms in different school districts in Pennsylvania. Small-group reading instruction was observed over the course of one year in each classroom, and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Individualized Instruction, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction
Puranik, Cynthia S.; Patchan, Melissa M.; Sears, Mary M.; McMaster, Kristen L. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
Curriculum-based measures (CBMs) are necessary for educators to quickly assess student skill levels and monitor progress. This study examined the use of the alphabet writing fluency task, a CBM of writing, to assess handwriting fluency--that is, how well children access, retrieve, and write letter forms automatically. In the current study, the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Alphabets, Writing Skills, Time on Task
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Rieg, Sue – School-University Partnerships, 2017
Teacher candidates in one Professional Development School did make a difference in children's academic growth. This paper describes a mixed-methods study that investigated student achievement of elementary children after receiving interventions from teacher candidates and identified the perceived benefits and challenges of a new Professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Partnerships in Education, Student Projects, Preservice Teachers
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Lord, Kathleen M.; Noel, Andrea M.; Slevin, Bridgette – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study examined the 4th-grade National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments (history, geography, and civics) and 3rd- and 4th-grade social studies standards from nine randomly selected states and organized the content around three global concepts (conflict, movement, discovery) and six specific concepts (war, rebellion,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, National Competency Tests, Common Core State Standards, Grade 4
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Redcay, Jessica D.; Preston, Sean M. – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2016
Purpose: This study aims to examine the differences in second grade students' reading fluency and comprehension scores when using varying levels of teacher-guided iPad® app instruction to determine effective reading practices. Design/methodology/approach: This study reports the results of the quasi-experimental pre-post study by providing…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
Jimerson, Shane R., Ed.; Burns, Matthew K., Ed.; VanDerHeyden, Amanda M., Ed. – Springer, 2016
The second edition of this essential handbook provides a comprehensive, updated overview of the science that informs best practices for the implementation of response to intervention (RTI) processes within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to facilitate the academic success of all students. The volume includes insights from leading scholars…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Student Evaluation, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
Beckley Yeager, Roberta – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Acting out behaviors is a hindrance to learning across the country. The school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) model is a behaviorally-based systems approach to addressing problem behaviors in our school today. The problem this study is designed to address is the issue that student misbehaviors and disruptions cause a loss of valuable…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Problems, Mathematics Achievement
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Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Garrett-Peters, Patricia; Willoughby, Michael – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Behavioral regulation is an important school readiness skill that has been linked to early executive function (EF) and later success in learning and school achievement. Although poverty and related risks, as well as negative parenting, have been associated with poorer EF and behavioral regulation, chaotic home environments may also play a role in…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Child Behavior, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables
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McGowan, Mark R.; Runge, Timothy J.; Pedersen, Jason A. – Roeper Review, 2016
This study examined the utility of curriculum-based measures of oral reading fluency (ORF) to distinguish between gifted and general education students. Differences in reading proficiency and growth rate were assessed using cross-sectional data from more than 900 students in second through fifth grade who regularly participated in their district's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted, Oral Reading
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