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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
The study authors examined the impact of "Responsive Classroom," a professional development program for teachers, on student achievement. This study took place in a large, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse district in a mid-Atlantic state. The intervention was implemented during 3 school years from 2008 to 2011. Study authors…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers
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For the 2014 study, "A Randomized Trial Examining the Effects of Aerobic Physical Activity on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Young Children", researchers examined the effect of a daily before-school physical activity program on behavioral outcomes of students in grades K-2. The study sample included 202 students who…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Exercise, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Primary Education
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In the 2014 report, "Closing the Achievement Gap Through Modification of Neurocognitive and Neuroendocrine Function: Results from a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of an Innovative Approach to the Education of Children in Kindergarten," researchers examined the impacts of "Tools of the Mind" on cognitive and academic…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Randomized Controlled Trials, Educational Innovation, Kindergarten
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Clarke, Ben; Doabler, Christian T.; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K.; Fien, Hank; Cary, Mari Strand – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study examined the efficacy of a Tier 2 kindergarten mathematics intervention program, ROOTS, focused on developing whole number understanding for students at risk in mathematics. A total of 29 classrooms were randomly assigned to treatment (ROOTS) or control (standard district practices) conditions. Measures of mathematics achievement were…
Descriptors: Intervention, Kindergarten, At Risk Students, Number Concepts
Roan, Clayton – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study compared mathematics achievement in Illinois elementary schools using the "Everyday Math" and "Saxon Math" curricula. The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) was used as the measure of student achievement. Multiple correlation analyses showed that the type of curriculum used was a significant predictor of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Comparative Analysis, State Standards
Redding, Larry R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explored the long-term benefits of the Reading Recovery ® program for economically disadvantaged students who were successfully discontinued after the first grade. The hypothesis was tested that students exiting first grade with grade-level reading abilities and with similar low socio-economic status (economically disadvantaged), who…
Descriptors: Sustained Silent Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Economically Disadvantaged
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Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Baroody, Alison E.; Curby, Timothy W.; Ko, Michelle; Thomas, Julia B.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Abry, Tashia; DeCoster, Jamie – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
This randomized controlled field trial examined the efficacy of the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach on student achievement. Schools (n = 24) were randomized into intervention and control conditions; 2,904 children were studied from end of second to fifth grade. Students at schools assigned to the RC condition did not outperform students at…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement
Galluzzo, Charles A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
There is a great deal of research supporting Reading Recovery as a successful reading intervention program that assists below level first graders readers in closing the gap in reading at the same level of their average peers. There is a lack of research that analyses the cost-effectiveness of the Reading Recovery program compared to the cost in…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness
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Stockard, Jean; Engelmann, Kurt – Journal of Behavior Assessment and Intervention in Children, 2010
Data from two different sites were used to examine how exposure to a highly academic curriculum is related to growth in beginning literacy and early reading skills from kindergarten through the end of third grade. In one site students in one school used the Direct Instruction (DI) program, "Reading Mastery (RM)", from kindergarten…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Direct Instruction, Primary Education