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Altani, Angeliki; Protopapas, Athanassios; Katopodi, Katerina; Georgiou, George K. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
This study aimed to examine (a) the developing interrelations between the efficiency of reading individually presented words (i.e., isolated word recognition speed) and the efficiency of reading multiword sequences (i.e., word list and text reading fluency); (b) whether serial digit naming, indexing the ability to process multi-item sequences,…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Word Lists, Reading Fluency, Grade 1
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Zhang, Xiao; Räsänen, Pekka; Koponen, Tuire; Aunola, Kaisa; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Child Development, 2020
Mathematical difficulties have been distinguished as mathematics learning disability (MLD) and persistent low achievement (LA). Based on 1,880 Finnish children who were followed from kindergarten (age 6) to fourth grade, this study examined the early risk factors for MLD and LA. Distinct groups of MLD (6.0% of the sample) and LA (25.7%) children…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Learning Disabilities
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Chaparro, Erin A.; Smolkowski, Keith; Jackson, Kathleen Ryan – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
Oregon's Effective Behavioral and Instructional Support Systems (EBISS) initiative was implemented in 25 school districts. The initiative trained and coached district leaders and teachers in the use of the EBISS model through the lens of implementation science. The EBISS model integrates school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, State Programs, Coaching (Performance), Professional Development
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Zimmo, Lena; Almudahka, Fuad; Ibrahim, Izzeldin; Al-kuwari, Mohamed G.; Farooq, Abdulaziz – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: Schools provide opportunities for children to accumulate recommended daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). This study aimed to determine physical activity (PA) across the school day among elementary school children in Qatar. Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited 181 Grade 1 (5.8 ± 0.4 years) and Grade 4 (9.0 ± 0.5…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 4
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Yli-Panula, Eija; Jeronen, Eila; Rodriguez-Aflecht, Gabriela – Education Sciences, 2020
The primary aim of this qualitative study was to identify the landscapes that 7-12-year old Mexican students (n = 440) would like to conserve by analysing their drawings. Another aim was to determine the environmental relationship and environmental values of 5th and 6th graders (n = 152) by studying their texts. The data were analysed using mixed…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment), Grade 5, Grade 6
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Buttaro, Anthony, Jr.; Catsambis, Sophia – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Ability grouping has resurged in U.S. schools despite long-standing debates over its consequences for educational equity. Proponents argue that it is the best response to variation in academic skills because it allows teachers to customize the content and pace of instruction to students' diverse needs. Critics answer that this practice…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Equal Education, Reading Instruction, Primary Education
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Arslan Ozer, Derya; Karatas, Zeynep; Ergun, Ozge Ruken – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: Textbooks can directly or indirectly affect gender stereotypes. In this study, text characters and pictures of textbooks were examined to find out how the messages were given about gender. This study examined text characters and the pictures in the primary school Turkish textbooks respectively in terms of Bem's Sex-Role Inventory and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Role, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Ulusoy, Mustafa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The goals of this formative experiment were threefold: (a) to teach the story/visual elements and characteristics of picturebooks to pre-service teachers (PSTs) from the classroom teacher education department and to help them use these elements with elementary school students, (b) to enable the PSTs to create original self-published picturebooks…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4, Picture Books
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Hirata, Guilherme; Rocha e Oliveira, P. – Education Economics, 2019
This paper analyzes the lasting impacts of a project aimed at teaching children how to read and write at age 6. Using a Difference-in-Differences methodology, the results show that it is not enough to get children literate at age 6 to secure lasting effects; the instruction process is also an important factor: Only pupils exposed to the Phonics…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics, Elementary School Students, Language Tests
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Hodges, Tracey S.; Wright, Katherine Landau; Roberts, Kathryn L.; Norman, Rebecca R.; Coleman, Julianne – Learning Environments Research, 2019
In this study, we examined students' access to text, defined as the number of texts freely available to children in their classrooms. From 60 elementary classrooms across five states, we catalogued the books in first, third and fifth grades in both high- and low-achieving schools (based on state-wide reading test scores) to create a database of…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 3
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Bryce, Crystal I.; Bradley, Robert H.; Abry, Tashia; Swanson, Jodi; Thompson, Marilyn S. – School Psychology, 2019
Parents and teachers--primary socializers across elementary grades--offer potentially differential support mechanisms for children's healthy functioning across developmental periods. Utilizing child, parent, teacher, and observational data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Department Study of Early Child Care and Youth…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Influence, Teacher Influence, Learner Engagement
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Javorsky, Kristin H. – Afterschool Matters, 2019
This article describes how a federally funded afterschool program serving an elementary-age population in a rural southern community used the creative affordances of Minecraft and a creative youth development (CYD) framework to support the local school district's character education program, The Leader in Me (LiM). On receipt of a 21st Century…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Rural Areas, Educational Technology
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Keuning, Trynke; van Geel, Marieke; Visscher, Adrie; Fox, Jean-Paul – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2019
Data-based decision making (DBDM) is presumed to improve student performance in elementary schools in all subjects. The majority of studies in which DBDM effects have been evaluated have focused on mathematics. A hierarchical multiple single-subject design was used to measure effects of a 2-year training, in which entire school teams learned how…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction
Penland, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Even with extensive literacy research, routines, and policy modifications, many elementary students are not provided with the needed tools to develop independent literacy skills. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine what independent literacy behaviors are developing in first through fourth grade students to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Elementary School Students
Min, Jie – Houston Education Research Consortium, 2019
This study compared the summer learning rates of students who attended Houston Independent School District (HISD) 2016 summer school to similar students who did not attend, for both promoted and retained students. For students between 1st and 2nd grade and those between 2nd and 3rd grade, summer learning rates were faster for both promoted and…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Outcomes of Education, Urban Schools, Student Promotion
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