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Hughes, Amy Christine; Zak, Kevin; Ernst, Julie; Meyer, Rebecca – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2017
In a notoriously cold-seasoned region, this paper explored how our formal education and non-formal environmental education (EE) gatekeepers of Northeastern Minnesota regard the importance of outdoor play and cold weather for young students. This research study explored the relationship between participant gatekeepers' beliefs of the benefits…
Descriptors: Play, Weather, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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Cormier, Damien C.; Yeo, Seungsoo; Christ, Theodore J.; Offrey, Laura D.; Pratt, Katherine – Exceptionality, 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship of mathematics calculation rate (curriculum-based measurement of mathematics; CBM-M), reading rate (curriculum-based measurement of reading; CBM-R), and mathematics application and problem solving skills (mathematics screener) among students at four levels of proficiency on a statewide…
Descriptors: Computation, Problem Solving, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Burns, Matthew K.; Zaslofsky, Anne F.; Maki, Kathrin E.; Kwong, Elena – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2016
Incremental rehearsal (IR) has consistently led to effective retention of newly learned material, including math facts. The number of new items taught during one intervention session, called the intervention set, could be used to individualize the intervention. The appropriate amount of information that a student can rehearse and later recall…
Descriptors: Intervention, Multiplication, Grade 3, Grade 4
Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2015
Minnesota Reading Corps is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. Its mission is to help every Minnesota child become a proficient reader by the end of third grade. To meet this goal, the Minnesota Reading Corps and its host organization, ServeMinnesota Action Network, engages a diverse group of AmeriCorps members to provide…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Reading Programs, State Programs, Preschool Education
Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2014
Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. The goal of MRC is to ensure that students become successful readers and meet reading proficiency targets by the end of the third grade. Starting in 2011, the "Corporation for National and Community Service" (CNCS) sponsored a randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Reading Programs, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Imada, Toshie; Carlson, Stephanie M.; Itakura, Shoji – Developmental Science, 2013
Accumulating evidence suggests that North Americans tend to focus on central objects whereas East Asians tend to pay more attention to contextual information in a visual scene. Although it is generally believed that such culturally divergent attention tendencies develop through socialization, existing evidence largely depends on adult samples.…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Context Effect, Early Childhood Education, Evidence
Lekwa, Adam Jens – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This paper reports the results of a descriptive study on the use of a technology-enhanced formative assessment system called Accelerated Math (AM) for ELLs and their native-English-speaking (NES) peers. It was comprised of analyses of an extant database of 18,549 students, including 2,057 ELLs, from grades 1 through 8 across 30 U.S. states. These…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Grade 1, Grade 2