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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This qualitative study examined how specific instructional supports intended to scaffold emergent bilinguals' oral production of explanations facilitated or constrained students' attempts to explain. Findings demonstrate that explanations were very rarely produced, and when they were produced, the explanations were not particularly informative.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Oral Language, Teaching Methods, Language Usage
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Massar, Michelle M.; McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H. – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Assessing fidelity of implementation of school-based interventions is a critical factor in successful implementation and sustainability. The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) was developed as a comprehensive measure of all three tiers of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) and is intended to measure the extent to…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Intervention, Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports
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Filter, Kevin J.; Brown, Jeffrey – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
School-wide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) relies on the implementation efforts of frontline service providers such as teachers, administrators, and staff. The full version of the positive behavior interventions and supports--action and commitment tool (PBIS-ACT Full) measures the individual implementer variable of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Barney, David C.; Leavitt, Teresa – Physical Educator, 2019
A physical education lesson usually consists of four parts (introductory activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and closing game). The first part of the lesson, the introductory/warm-up activities, has the potential to set the tone for the rest of the lesson. It also provides an opportunity for students to get into instant activity upon…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kahan, David; McKenzie, Thomas L. – Physical Educator, 2019
The elementary school years are a particularly crucial time for children to engage in quality physical education (PE). Increasing the proportion of elementary schools that require daily PE is a Healthy People 2020 objective. Concerns over deficiencies in the quantity and quality of PE in California, especially in elementary schools, have been…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Physical Education, Court Litigation, Elementary Schools
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Bagwell, Jack L. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to explore the leadership practice of two urban elementary school principals through a distributed leadership framework. Methods: The study employed an ethnographic case study and data were collected through semistructured interviews and observations. A case study for each principal was created, followed by…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Case Studies, Leadership Styles
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Kong, Jennifer E.; Swanson, H. Lee – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
English learners (ELs) experience difficulty with mathematical problem solving because word problems require complex processes beyond basic math skills, such as the use of linguistic information, identifying relevant information, and constructing the appropriate problem statement. This study used a combined multiple baseline design and criterion…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, English Language Learners, Difficulty Level
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Reyes, Marcela; Domina, Thurston – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
California state policy requires English language learners (ELL) to pass the California English Language Development Test and the California Standards Test in English Language Arts to be Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). However, most districts make it more difficult for ELL students to reclassify by setting reclassification…
Descriptors: State Policy, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, School Districts
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White, Elizabeth S.; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Applied Developmental Science, 2019
We examined the degree to which civic learning activities and civic discussion in the classroom were associated with children's civic engagement in the upper elementary grades. We also explored the types of civic activities used by teachers during middle childhood. Survey data were collected from 359 ethnically and economically diverse 4th-6th…
Descriptors: Civics, Learning Activities, Correlation, Learner Engagement
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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This study examines how emergent bilinguals seek help in language arts and how peers respond to their requests for help. Using 6 months of naturally occurring student talk in a U.S. fourth grade classroom, this article shows that (a) emergent bilinguals more frequently use general requests than specific requests to obtain help, (b) only 41% of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Language Arts, Help Seeking, Peer Relationship
Keily, Tom; Evans, Alyssa; Atchison, Bruce – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Guide draws on work with five states to provide context and guidance for policymakers looking to strengthen the pre-K to K-3 continuum and create opportunities to close the achievement gap. It includes a tear-out page of guiding questions at the end.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, State Policy, Alignment (Education)
Gallagher, H. Alix; Gong, Angela; Hough, Heather J.; Kennedy, Kate; Allbright, Taylor; Daramola, Eupha Jeanne – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
California's shift towards continuous improvement in education makes understanding how districts and schools can learn to improve a more pressing question than ever. The CORE Improvement Community (CIC), a network of California school districts engaged in learning about improvement together, is an important testing ground to learn about what this…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Districts, Mathematics Achievement, African American Students
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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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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Poza, Luis E. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article analyzes language practices that 5th grade students in a two-way bilingual education (TWBE) program used to position themselves relative to peers and to transcendent scripts (Gutiérrez, Rymes, & Larson, 1995; Reyes, 2006) about ethnicity and ability (academic and linguistic) that attach themselves to students through their various…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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