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Brownell, Mary; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Haager, Diane; Boardman, Alison; Corbett, Nancy; Algina, James; Dingle, Mary Patricia; Urbach, Jennifer – Exceptional Children, 2017
Two professional development (PD) models for teachers were compared on teacher and student outcomes. Special education teachers participated in Literacy Learning Cohorts (LLC), a PD innovation designed to improve content and pedagogical knowledge for providing reading instruction to upper elementary students with learning disabilities. The LLC,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Education, Learning Disabilities
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Graham, Sandra; Taylor, April; Hudley, Cynthia – Urban Education, 2015
A 12-week, 32-lesson afterschool intervention was conducted with third-to fifth-grade urban African American boys classified as aggressive. Grounded in attribution theory and organized around the construct of perceived responsibility in self and others, the intervention focused on increasing both social skills and academic motivation. Participants…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Aggression, Intervention
Borman, Geoffrey D.; Park, So Jung; Min, Sookweon – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of Achieve3000, a differentiated online literacy curriculum, on students' scores on the California State Test (CST). In the 2011-12 school year, 1,957 students in Chula Vista began using Achieve3000's solutions in 3rd through 8th grade. Using a form of propensity score matching called Inverse…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Quasiexperimental Design, Elementary School Students
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Aukerman, Maren; Chambers Schuldt, Lorien – Journal of Literacy Research, 2015
This study examines how bilingual second-grade students perceived of their reading competence and of the work of reading in two contrasting settings where texts were regularly discussed: a monologically organized classroom (MOC) and a dialogically organized classroom (DOC; as determined by prior analysis of classroom discourse). Interview data…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
For the 2014 study, "The Iterative Development and Initial Evaluation of We Have Skills!, an Innovative Approach to Teaching Social Skills to Elementary Students", researchers examined the effects of We Have Skills! (WHS), a supplemental, video-based social skills program for early elementary students. WHS consists of three components:…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Interpersonal Competence
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Low, Sabina; Van Ryzin, Mark – School Psychology Quarterly, 2014
Bullying prevention efforts have yielded mixed effects over the last 20 years. Program effectiveness is driven by a number of factors (e.g., program elements and implementation), but there remains a dearth of understanding regarding the role of school climate on the impact of bullying prevention programs. This gap is surprising, given research…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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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
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