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Boston Foundation, 2019
This "Eighth Annual Report Card" tracks progress on Boston's goals for educating learners of all ages. The report lays out Boston Opportunity Agenda's current metrics, the baseline that has been established for the future, and the progress to be made over the course of the next five years. This report card contains the most up-to-date…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
Boston Foundation, 2018
The "Seventh Annual Report Card" provides the most up-to-date information available on Boston's education pipeline, from kindergarten through college graduation, including measures for school readiness, 3rd-grade reading proficiency, 6th-grade mathematics proficiency, 10th-grade academic proficiency, high school completion, dropout…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
Boston Foundation, 2017
This "Sixth Annual Report Card" reflects the progress that is being made throughout Boston's entire education pipeline. More than 77,000 school-age children live in the City of Boston. The vast majority, 93%, attend a school in the Boston Public Schools system, a Boston Charter public school, or a Boston Catholic school. The goal with…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
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González-Carriedo, Ricardo; Bustos, Nancy; Ordóñez, Jorge – Multicultural Perspectives, 2016
Dual-language programs are becoming increasingly popular among educators and the public in general. In these programs, students aim at attaining full proficiency in English and another language while reaching an academic achievement at or above grade level. This article describes a series of pedagogical practices in the context of dual-language…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Bilingual Education, Popular Education, Academic Achievement
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Rubin, Daniel Ian – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
The process of learning to read is difficult for many children, and this is especially true for students with learning disabilities (LD). Reading in English becomes even more difficult when a student's home language is not English. For English language learner (ELL) students with LD, acquiring the necessary skills to read fluently is an even…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2015
In this webinar, Janice A. Dole, Professor and Director of the Reading and Literacy Program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah, discussed different strategies for delivering literacy instruction to meet a range of student needs, including the ways in which teachers can collaborate with reading specialists to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
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Biancarosa, Gina; Cummings, Kelli D. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
The primary objective of this special issue is to synthesize results from recent reading fluency research endeavors, and to link these findings to practical uses of reading curriculum-based measurement (R-CBM) tools. Taken together, the manuscripts presented in this issue discuss measurement work related to new metrics of indexing student reading…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
Boston Foundation, 2015
This "Fourth Annual Report Card" marks a new chapter for the Boston Opportunity Agenda. For the first time, the Boston Opportunity Agenda is reporting student outcomes across Boston Public Schools and Catholic and charter schools. This provides a comprehensive baseline view of the education pipeline for the city's K-12 students. The…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
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Koon, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov; Foorman, Barbara R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2014
State education leaders are often interested in identifying schools that have demonstrated success with improving the literacy of students who are at the highest level of risk for reading difficulties. The identification of these schools that are "beating the odds" is typically accomplished by comparing a school's observed performance on…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students
Boston Foundation, 2013
This "Third Annual Report Card" looks at improvements in the cradle-to-career educational pipeline, the areas where Boston has made modest progress but still has a great deal of work to do, and the places where observers have failed to see the gains that are needed to ensure that Boston is a city of opportunity for all. This report card…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3