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Hung, Man; Smith, William A.; Voss, Maren W.; Franklin, Jeremy D.; Gu, Yushan; Bounsanga, Jerry – Education and Urban Society, 2020
This study examined factors contributing to achievement gaps between White and African American students in 2,868 diverse school districts across the United States. Using pooled data across five school years (2008-2013), six grade levels (grades third to eighth, which typically include students aged 8 years-14 years) and two different subjects…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, White Students, African American Students, Racial Differences
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Nelson, Peter M.; Pulles, Sandra M.; Parker, David C.; Klaft, Jenna – School Psychology, 2020
Although it is common for researchers to assess implementation fidelity (IF) within the context of math intervention, IF assessments are often restricted to intervention adherence. Further, the degree to which IF influences observed outcomes is commonly ignored. The current study examined the relationship between three aspects of IF and the math…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Intervention, Program Implementation, Mathematics Instruction
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Daucourt, Mia C.; Erbeli, Florina; Little, Callie W.; Haughbrook, Rasheda; Hart, Sara A. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2020
According to the Multiple Deficit Model, comorbidity results when the genetic and environmental risk factors that increase the liability for a disorder are domain-general. In order to explore the role of domain-general etiological risk factors in the co-occurrence of learning-related difficulties, the current meta-analysis compiled 38 studies of…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills
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Mercier, Kevin; Donovan, Corinne; Gibbone, Anne – Physical Educator, 2020
Students' attitudes toward physical education (PE) affect decisions to be physically active, are affected by the teacher and the curriculum, and become less positive as children get older. Federal funding has been granted to improve physical education programs, yet it is unknown how this funding affects attitudes and decisions to remain active.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physical Education, Educational Finance, Federal Aid
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Cravalho, Danielle A.; Jimenez, Zaira; Shhub, Aya; Solis, Michael – Beyond Behavior, 2020
This article discusses use of a multicomponent intervention to develop the reading skill and performance of grades 4 to 8 students identified with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Reading intervention targets for this population are vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Reading intervention elements involve explicit vocabulary…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Ghanaat Pisheh, Etrat AlZahra; NejatyJahromy, Yaser; Gargari, Rahim Badri; Hashemi, Touraj; Fathi-Azar, Eskandar – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The effect of the implementation of student response systems (SRSs) in teaching on the critical thinking (CT) of young students was investigated. The study benefited from a quasi-experimental design and a pretest/posttest set-up. Subjects consisted of 156 K-8 students in Tehran during 2016-2017, selected through a multistage cluster sampling, and…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
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Tataroglu, Eylem – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
Turkey's Ministry of National Education aims to identify and develop valuable characteristics to prepare the nation's young for their professional life as adults. The Ministry has been conducting an extensive and comprehensive review of the educational system since the beginning of 2000. Educational system was implemented in time for the 2012/2013…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Visual Arts, National Curriculum
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Laurent, Jeff; Roome, Aaron; Catanzaro, Salvatore J.; Mearns, Jack; Harbke, Colin – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Negative mood regulation expectancies (NMRE) represent people's beliefs that they can use behaviors and cognitions to alleviate unpleasant emotional states. The relationship between NMRE and measures of affect, coping, depression, and anxiety with youth in Grades 4 through 8 (N = 539) was examined. In hierarchical regressions, scores on an NMRE…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Self Control, Affective Behavior
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Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy; Kaya, Dudu – Education 3-13, 2019
The present study attempted to extend our knowledge of the role of reading fluency in contributing to reading comprehension among Turkish students in grades 4 through 8. One hundred students at each grade level were administered assessments of reading fluency, word recognition automaticity and prosody, and silent reading comprehension. Word…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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Clarke, Frederick C.; Burt, Walter L. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Charter schools in urban environments have been scrutinized for their effectiveness. This study attempted to determine whether students attending Midwestern urban charter schools outperformed students in traditional schools on the state's accountability system over a 5-year time period. Using a quasi-experimental research design, data were…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Attendance, Urban Schools, Transfer Students
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Loeb, Susanna; Christian, Michael S.; Hough, Heather; Meyer, Robert H.; Rice, Andrew B.; West, Martin R. – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
Measures of school-level growth in student outcomes are common tools for assessing the impacts of schools. The vast majority of these measures use standardized tests as the outcome of interest, even though emerging evidence demonstrates the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL). In this article, we present results from using the first…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Student Surveys, Institutional Characteristics
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Richards, Todd L.; Nielsen, Kathleen H.; Dunn, Michael W.; Raskind, Marshall H.; Abbott, Robert D. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Two studies were conducted of students with and without persisting Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs-WL) in Grades 4 to 9 (M = 11 years, 11 months) that supported the hypotheses that CELF 4 parent ratings for listening (language by ear), speaking (language by mouth), reading (language by eye), and writing (language by hand) were correlated with…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 4
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Buzick, Heather M. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Using two states' grades 3 through 8 state assessment databases, this study documents the extent to which students were assigned testing accommodations for ELA or mathematics in only one of two consecutive years. The percentage of students with disabilities who were assigned accommodations in the current year only or in the prior year only in a…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Measurement, Academic Achievement, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Binfet, John-Tyler; Passmore, Holli-Anne – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2019
The aim of this exploratory study was to examine fourth to eighth graders' conceptualizations of kindness at school (i.e., their definition of kindness, an example of an act of kindness they have done, who they see as the most salient adult agent of kindness, and which location they deem that kindness happens most). To date, kindness research has…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Altruism, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Weiser, Beverly; Buss, Carolyn; Sheils, Ashley Parker; Gallegos, Elisa; Murray, L. Robin – Annals of Dyslexia, 2019
While qualitative research has shown great benefits for teachers who receive coaching, there is a paucity of experimental research examining students' academic outcomes after their teachers received ongoing support from a knowledgeable and experienced coach. Thus, a quasi-experimental design investigated the literacy outcomes of 452 students…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Education, Coaching (Performance), Educational Technology
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