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Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Scott, Judith A.; Castaneda, Ruben; Spichtig, Alexandra – Education Sciences, 2019
The two studies reported on in this paper examine the features of words that distinguish students' performances on vocabulary assessments as a means of understanding what contributes to the ease or difficulty of vocabulary knowledge. The two studies differ in the type of assessment, the types of words that were studied, and the grade levels and…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Park, Youngmin; Xu, Ying; Collins, Penelope; Farkas, George; Warschauer, Mark – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The current study examines the effects of digital scaffolding on the English literacy of fourth- and sixth-grade students. A total of 1085 native English-speaking and language minority students from 25 treatment classes and 20 control classes across three school districts participated in this study for one school year. Treatment students read…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
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Graves, Michael F.; Ringstaff, Cathy; Li, Linlin; Flynn, Kylie – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study examined the effects of three trials of a one-semester program designed to teach word learning strategies. Together, the three trials included 320 fourth- and fifth-grade students from diverse backgrounds. Trial 1 showed that the program significantly increased students? scores on an experimenter-designed test. Trial 2 again showed that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Strategies, Vocabulary, Grade 4
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Perez, Maria; Kennedy, Alec – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The number of students that live in families where a language other than English is spoken has risen relative to the English-only households in the United States over the last 25 years. These students face the dual challenge of mastering English while acquiring academic skills and knowledge. The education of these students has been shaped by…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English Language Learners, Classroom Environment, Barriers
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Rutherford, Teomara; Farkas, George; Duncan, Greg; Burchinal, Margaret; Kibrick, Melissa; Graham, Jeneen; Richland, Lindsey; Tran, Natalie; Schneider, Stephanie; Duran, Lauren; Martinez, Michael E. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Fifty-two low performing schools were randomly assigned to receive Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math, a supplemental mathematics software and instructional program, in second/third or fourth/fifth grades or to a business-as-usual control. Analyses reveal a negligible effect of ST Math on mathematics scores, which did not differ significantly across…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Intervention
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Knight-Teague, Kerri; Vanderwood, Michael L.; Knight, Erin – School Psychology Review, 2014
Oral reading fluency is frequently used in school settings to assess student reading skills, but it is somewhat commonly believed that some students can read words fluently while not comprehending (i.e., word callers). Previous studies examining the prevalence of word callers typically included native English speakers rather than English learners…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grade 3, Grade 5, Oral Reading