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Ramstetter, Catherine L.; Fink, Dale Borman – American Educator, 2019
The purpose of this article is to promote a deeper, more complex understanding of the challenge that "recess time" poses to elementary school educators and to thereby understand the practices in which they are currently engaging. Because teachers are expected to shepherd students through a vast array of learning standards while remaining…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Garcia, Alejandro; Abrego, Jesus; Jauregui, John – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Technology continues to be a driving force for change in instructional practices. Principals have transitioned from managers to instructional leaders that support innovative technology practices. This study sampled 30 elementary school principals' technology usage from two school districts and focused on discovering the hardware and software used…
Descriptors: Principals, Management Systems, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Schools
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DeMatthews, David E.; Knight, David S. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Accountability policies have impacted school leadership practices both positively and negatively. In Texas, the adoption of a special education accountability policy led many schools and districts to delay or denial of special education to eligible students. This article includes an undisguised case describing the Texas Education Agency's district…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Special Education, Disabilities, Accountability
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Jimerson, Jo Beth; Cho, Vincent; Scroggins, Kimberly A.; Balial, Ritu; Robinson, Reginald R. – Educational Studies, 2019
Just as accountability policies have led to increased levels of teacher data use, teachers have begun to increase the extent to which students track and analyse data about their own learning. Although some might argue that such "student-involved data use" (SIDU) might empower or motivate students to take charge of their own learning…
Descriptors: Data Use, Data Analysis, Teacher Guidance, Elementary School Teachers
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Garza-Reyna, Gina Lydia – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
This causal-comparative study analyzed the college readiness of Latino ELLs educated in two different bilingual education programs, Transitional Bilingual (TB) and Dual Language (DL), by examining science and mathematics scores on the nationally recognized college entrance exam, the ACT. A statistically significant difference was found in the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Transitional Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Science Achievement
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Borman, Trisha H.; Borman, Geoffrey D.; Houghton, Scott; Park, So Jung; Zhu, Bo; Martin, Alejandra; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney – AERA Open, 2019
Given the growing number of Latino English learners and the lack of evidence-based educational opportunities they are provided, we investigated the impact of one potentially effective literacy intervention that targets struggling first-grade Spanish-speaking students: Descubriendo La Lectura (DLL). DLL provides first-grade Spanish-speaking…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Church, Jessica A.; Cirino, Paul T.; Miciak, Jeremy; Juranek, Jenifer; Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
The role of executive function (EF) in the reading process, and in those with reading difficulties, remains unclear. As members of the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities, we review multiple perspectives regarding EF in reading and then summarize some of our recent studies of struggling and typical readers in grades 3-5. Study 1a found that a…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Reading Difficulties, Response to Intervention, Reading Processes
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Kent, Shawn C.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Yun, Joonmo – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2019
This study examined the predictive validity and classification accuracy of individual- and group-administered screening measures relative to student performance on a year-end state reading assessment in two states. A sample of 321 students was assessed in the areas of word-level and text fluency, as well as reading comprehension in the fall of…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students
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Rivera, Hector; Li, Jui-Teng – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
This study examines the relationship between Hispanic English learners' learning, their parents' involvement, and their teachers' empowerment through professional knowledge. It is believed that Hispanic parents' involvement in their children's school activities is more influential to academic performance and educational attitudes than is teacher…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Teacher Empowerment, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
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McGown, Jenny A. M.; Slate, John R. – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
In this investigation, differences in the reading performance as a function of degree of economic disadvantage for Texas Grade 3 students were examined. Data were obtained from the Texas Education Agency on all Texas Grade 3 students for the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 school years. In all analyses, statistically significant differences,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement
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Alvear, Sandra A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
The current study analyzes the relationship between elementary school reading achievement and participation in the following language acquisition programs--transitional bilingual, developmental, two-way bilingual immersion, and English immersion. With a focus on the achievement of Spanish-dominant English learners, the study uses multilevel models…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Bilingual Education, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Tang, Shifang; Wang, Zhuoying; Min, Yue – Education Sciences, 2019
This study focuses on comparing the growth trajectory of border and non-border school districts regarding their fifth-grade students' performance on a standardized reading test. Using a growth hierarchical linear model, we investigated the effect of time, school location, and their interaction on students' reading performance through the State of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, High Stakes Tests, Reading Tests
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Gu, Xiangli; Chen, Senlin; Zhang, Xiaoxia – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Developing physically literate individuals is a major goal of school physical education. To date, no research in the United States has examined physical literacy by simultaneously measuring multiple dimensions among young children. The purpose of this study was to examine students' current status of physical literacy in third grade.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Fránquiz, María E.; Leija, María G.; Salinas, Cinthia S. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The Bilingual Education Act was passed in 1968 to address the challenges faced by emerging bilingual students in U.S. schools. Fifty years later, ideologies promoting bilingual education persist with a discourse of "one nation, one territory, one language nationalism." The bilingual and multiple language repertoires necessary for…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Metalinguistics, Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Tiegs, Ali – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Learning through the fine arts possesses many benefits, yet efforts to address the arts within public schools, particularly rural schools, are insufficient. In an effort to support rural public schools in Texas, Window On a Wider World (WOWW) began providing fine arts enriched education programming in 2006 to area partner schools that serve…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Art Education, Enrichment Activities, Public Schools
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