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Barr, Christopher D.; Reutebuch, Colleen K.; Carlson, Coleen D.; Vaughn, Sharon; Francis, David J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2019
Beginning in 2002, researchers developed, implemented, and evaluated the efficacy of an English reading intervention for first-grade English learners using multiple randomized control trials (RCTs). As a result of this efficacy work, researchers successfully competed for an IES Goal 4 effectiveness study using the same intervention. Unlike the…
Descriptors: Intervention, English Language Learners, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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McCormick, Meghan P.; White, Hope; Horn, Elizabeth Parham; Lacks, Rachel Stephanie; O'Connor, Erin E.; Cappella, Elise; McClowry, Sandee G. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This study investigated the impacts of "INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament" on instructional support and math and reading skills in kindergarten and first grade classrooms with high levels of student shyness. "INSIGHTS" is a temperament-based intervention with teacher, parent, and classroom programs. 22 urban elementary…
Descriptors: Shyness, Personality Traits, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Abry, Tashia; Granger, Kristen L.; Bryce, Crystal I.; Taylor, Michelle; Swanson, Jodi; Bradley, Robert H. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development and a model-building approach, the authors examined direct and indirect associations between first-grade (G1) classroom-level adversity (CLA), G1 teaching practices, and student (N = 1,073; M = 6.64 years; 49% girls; 82%…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Antisocial Behavior, Educational Environment
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Beers, Scott F.; Berninger, Virginia; Mickail, Terry; Abbott, Robert – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Participants in this study completed an online experiment in which they wrote essays by stylus or keyboard. Three translation measures (length of language burst, length of pauses, and rate of pausing) and four transcription measures (total words, total time, words/minute, and percent spelling errors) for composition were analyzed for two research…
Descriptors: Educational Experiments, Comparative Analysis, Writing Processes, Essays
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Becker, Derek R.; McClelland, Megan M.; Geldhof, G. John; Gunter, Katherine B.; MacDonald, Megan – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: The present study examines connections among participation in open- and closed-skilled sports; the metabolic intensity of each sport; and executive function (EF), literacy, and math achievement in a sample of 3rd-grade children. Utilizing data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child…
Descriptors: Athletics, Executive Function, Academic Achievement, Physical Activities
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Holahan, John M.; Ferrer, Emilio; Shaywitz, Bennett A.; Rock, Donald A.; Kirsch, Irwin S.; Yamamoto, Kentaro; Michaels, Reissa; Marchione, Karen E.; Shaywitz, Sally E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
We systematically assessed the relationships between growth of four components of verbal ability--Information, Similarities, Vocabulary, and Comprehension subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale-Revised--and longitudinal growth from Grades 1 to 9 of the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery Passage Comprehension subtest while controlling…
Descriptors: Student Development, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability
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Jenkins, Jade M.; Watts, Tyler W.; Magnuson, Katherine; Gershoff, Elizabeth; Clements, Douglas; Sarama, Julie; Duncan, Greg J. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Prior research shows that short-term effects from preschool may disappear, but little research has considered which environmental conditions might sustain academic advantages from preschool into elementary school. Using secondary data from two preschool experiments, we investigate whether features of elementary schools, particularly advanced…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Educational Quality, Preschool Education