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Young, Chase; Valadez, Corinne; Gandara, Cori – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The quasi-experimental study examined the effects of pairing Rock and Read with Readers Theater and only Rock and Read on second grade students' reading fluency scores. The 51 subjects were pre- and post-tested on five different reading fluency measures. A series of 3 × 2 repeated measures ANOVAs revealed statistically significant interaction…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Rock Music, Theater Arts
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Dunn, Michael; Browning, Ruth – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
Many schools across the United States and Canada are now implementing response-to-intervention (RTI) as a means to address the needs of students who struggle with reading, writing, or math by using dual discrepancy (i.e., low ability and little to no progress over time with targeted intervention programming) as a means to classify for learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Literacy, Foreign Countries, Response to Intervention
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Hoffman, James V. – Research in the Teaching of English, 2012
This essay raises concerns over the future direction for educational aid designed to promote literacy in developing countries. The essay focuses on the EGRA (Early Grade Reading Assessment) initiative in Africa. At one level, this essay challenges the claims for empirical and research-based support for the EGRA. At a broader level, this essay…
Descriptors: Expertise, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Developing Nations
Bryant, Kerry G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The study examined music-integrated (MI) instruction, framed by automatic information processing theory and elements of prosody. A quasi-experimental, pre- and posttest design was utilized to ascertain the effect of MI instruction on reading fluency among first grade students. Subjects were students in two public elementary schools in Georgia. To…
Descriptors: Music Education, Reading Fluency, Grade 1, Reading Instruction
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Holmes, Ellen; Maiers, Staci – Journal of Staff Development, 2012
Following the Department of Education's announcement of the $3.5 billion in Title I funding, 831 of the nation's "persistently lowest-achieving schools" received federal funding during the 2010-11 school year to embark on significant change in the form of a School Improvement Grant (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). The Department of…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
Boncana, Mohomodou – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary purpose of this study was to understand if and how a partnership between a college of education at a large western university in the United States and a local urban elementary school affected parental involvement. This research also attempted to explore whether parental involvement affected students' school performance. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Parent School Relationship, Emergent Literacy
Chapman, Angela M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The research indicates that there are many benefits to pre-kindergarten participation which includes positive social and emotional benefits and academic achievement gains (Barnett et al., 2005; Cody, 1993; Neuman, 2007; U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2010). The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the effects of the…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Reading Readiness, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains