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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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Matta, Tyler H.; Soland, James – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
The development of academic English proficiency and the time it takes to reclassify to fluent English proficient status are key issues in English learner (EL) policy. This article develops a shared random effects model (SREM) to estimate English proficiency development and time to reclassification simultaneously, treating student-specific random…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Classification, Language Fluency
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Kim, Jieun; Quast, Erin; Tran, Sarah; Shedrow, Stephanie – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors explore the intriguing transnational awareness demonstrated by young students from immigrant families. The authors argue that awareness is an important fund of knowledge and the foundation on which some students build an inclusive view of the world, a view that honors the humanity of people around the world. After exploring the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Family Characteristics, Cultural Awareness, World Views
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Kung, Melody – AERA Open, 2019
The present study explores whether the relation between aspects of first-grade reading instruction and reading growth through eighth grade differed for Asian language minority (LM) children and native-English-speaking (NE) children. The sample consisted of 6,715 NEs and 242 Asian LMs, followed from first to eighth grade. Findings were as follows:…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Reading Improvement
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Toma, R. B.; Greca, I. M.; Orozco Gómez, M. L. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: There is a growing interest in investigating attitudes towards science and views of Nature of Science among elementary grade students in terms of gender, cultural backgrounds, and grade level variables. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes toward science and views of Nature of Science among Spanish students,…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences
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Hipeli, Eveline – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
In August 2018, a new school discipline, Media Literacy and Informatics, was introduced in Switzerland. This article provides an overview of the current situation regarding the new school discipline, and its development. The article shows how schools already taught Media Literacy and Informatics. The article also sheds light on what Swiss parents…
Descriptors: Information Science, Media Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Bias
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Venkataraman, Rohith; Agarwal, Eshan; Brown, David W. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2019
A strong gender disparity exists within the computer science (CS) field, and this imbalance stretches from the professional domain down to the educational level. In a 2013 study (Venkataraman et. al 2013), students (n = 127) of a northeastern STEM high school were surveyed. Responses were collected and analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis statistical…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gender Differences, Computer Science Education, STEM Education
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Rouse, Heather; Goudie, Anthony; Rettiganti, Mallik; Leath, Katherine; Riser, Quentin; Thompson, Joseph – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: We examined prevalence, incidence, and trajectory of obesity from kindergarten through grade 8 in one of the first states to implement annual surveillance. Methods: Participants included 16,414 children enrolled in kindergarten in Arkansas in 2004 with complete body mass index (BMI) measurements in kindergarten and eighth grade.…
Descriptors: Incidence, Longitudinal Studies, Obesity, Kindergarten
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Ambusaidi, Abdulla; Al-Yahyai, Rashid; Taylor, Subhashni; Taylor, Neil – Science Education International, 2019
While school gardens are familiar in many Western contexts and research has reported significant pedagogical and affective is correct benefits of these resources, there is limited reporting of their use in non-western contexts. A pilot school gardening project involving a quasi-experimental mixed method design was undertaken in the Sultanate of…
Descriptors: Gardening, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects
Figlio, David N.; Özek, Umut – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
In this study, we use microdata from 12 Florida county-level school districts and a regression discontinuity design to examine the effects of early grade retention on the short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes of English learners. We find that retention in the third-grade substantially improves the English skills of these students, reducing the…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, English Language Learners, Human Capital, English (Second Language)
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Tabone, Carmine; Weltsek, Gustave J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article reviews the development of a qualitative summative assessment based on the National Theater Standards to evaluate theater education classes. The authors examine the current state of the field of theater education; the use of the assessment; an overview of the results of an arts integration U.S. Department of Education project; and a…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Theater Arts, Evaluation Methods, Academic Standards
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Petscher, Yaacov; Solari, Emily J.; Catts, Hugh W. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
The present study explores the longitudinal development between Grade 3 word level reading skills and higher level semantic skills to Grade 10 reading comprehension for 3,157 students. In particular, this work focused on how the developmental relations varied for subsamples of students who are English learners (EL; N = 308), students identified as…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Reading Skills, Grade 3, Reading Comprehension
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Auphan, Pauline; Ecalle, Jean; Magnan, Annie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Reading difficulties in school are very challenging for teachers due to many different reader subtypes in one and the same class. Moreover, there are few easy-to-use tools enabling teachers to assess reading ability. According to the Simple View of Reading (Hoover and Gough in "Reading and Writing", 2(2), 127-160, 1990), efficient…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Computer Assisted Testing, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension
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Di Blasi, F. D.; Buono, S.; Cantagallo, C.; Di Filippo, G.; Zoccolotti, P. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2019
Background: Students with intellectual disabilities (IDs) have various learning difficulties and are at risk for school failure. Large inter-individual differences are described for reading, but it is unclear how these vary as a function of grade. The aim of this study was to examine various reading fluency, accuracy and comprehension parameters…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Children, Mild Intellectual Disability, Elementary School Students
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Cordes, Sarah A.; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Residential mobility is likely to have consequences for student performance, but prior empirical work is largely correlational and offers little insight into its impacts. Using rich, longitudinal data, we estimate the effects of residential mobility on the performance of New York City public school students. Using both student fixed effects and…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Student Mobility, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors
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