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Grapin, Sally L.; Waldron, Nancy; Joyce-Beaulieu, Diana – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Because several studies have investigated student outcomes in schools implementing Response to Intervention (RtI), relatively little research has investigated the impact of implementation on students' long-term achievement outcomes (i.e., several years after exposure). The purpose of this study was to describe one elementary school's RtI…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Response to Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Macaruso, Paul; Wilkes, Shani; Franzén, Sarah; Schechter, Rachel – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This three-year longitudinal study tracked the reading performance of 68 kindergarten students from low SES backgrounds. These students received instruction with a blended learning program--Lexia® Core5® Reading--from the start of kindergarten through second grade. During each school year the students made significant gains on a standardized…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Low Income Students, Blended Learning, Grade 1
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West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.; Kim, Han Joe; Bauer, Shelby S. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The Motivation for Educational Attainment (MEA) questionnaire, developed to assess facets related to early adolescents' motivation to complete high school, has a bifactor structure with a large general factor and three smaller orthogonal specific factors (teacher expectations, peer aspirations, value of education). This prospective validity study…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Attainment, Questionnaires, Adolescent Attitudes
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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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Reed, Deborah K.; Aloe, Ariel M.; Reeger, Adam J.; Folsom, Jessica Sidler – Exceptional Children, 2019
Summer reading programs are a form of extended school year services for students in special education. However, previous studies have not reported including high percentages of participants in special education, nor have studies sufficiently controlled for selection bias. This study combined propensity score weighting with partially clustered…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Kvande, Marianne Nilsen; Bjørklund, Oda; Lydersen, Stian; Belsky, Jay; Wichstrøm, Lars – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
As traditional teaching methods may fail to serve children with special needs, special education (SE) services aim to compensate for the shortcomings of conventional schooling. However, despite of numerous studies on the effectiveness of SE services, the influence of potential selection bias remains a real challenge, and only a few studies have…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Special Education, Academic Achievement, Special Needs Students
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Rahman, Taslima; Bandeira de Mello, Victor; Fox, Mary Ann; Ji, Cheng Shuang – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has periodically published reports using results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to compare the proficiency standards states set for their students. Since standards vary across states, the results of the various state assessments cannot be used to directly compare…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, State Standards, Public Schools, Reading Achievement
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
These are the technical notes for "Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto the NAEP Scales: Results From the 2017 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments." The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has periodically published reports using results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to compare the…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, State Standards, Public Schools, Reading Achievement
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Campbell, Laurie O.; Sutter, Claudia C.; Lambie, Glenn W. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Students' reading losses during the summer are a concern for schools in the United States. The purpose of this investigation was to examine fourth grade students' (N = 5,113) reading development over the summer. The results indicated that students in the lowest two quartiles made achievement gains over summer while these same students evidenced…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Ruddy, Jonah; Ciancio, Dennis; Skinner, Christopher H.; Blonder, Megan – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
Oral reading fluency was investigated as a predictor of standard scores on the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement III Broad Reading Cluster (BRC). Participants included first- through third-grade students (n = 1301) from elementary schools in and around Houston, Texas. Median words correct per minute scores from three oral reading passages were…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Achievement Tests, Elementary School Students, Scores
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Eisensmith, Sarah R.; Kainz, Kirsten L. – School Social Work Journal, 2019
Background: Student attention is a stable predictor of academic performance, with lower levels of attention associated with poorer grades. Claims about students' attention may better reflect social processes than student deficits. School social workers may be especially situated to address the interaction of child and classroom factors impeding…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Attention
Taylor, Mark – Online Submission, 2018
This study evaluated the efficiency of the Lexia Reading Program in 132 early elementary school students in an inner-city school in Hartford, Connecticut. Students who met the criteria were assigned to the experimental Lexia group, and other students were randomly assigned to a comparison group. The NWEA MAP was used to provide pre and post…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
Schigur, Timothy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examines the relationship between the use of an iPad in one-to-one environments and reading achievement based on standardized test scores in a middle school setting. This study uses cognitive engagement theory to connect iPad engagement with reading achievement. This study involved 253 middle school students from Milton Middle School in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Handheld Devices, Reading Achievement, Middle School Students
Tillman, Thomas C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study is to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices in reading improvement in third grade at Greenleaf Upper Elementary (pseudonym) in support of a process of continuous improvement. The study followed a mixed methods design. The student participants in this study were 47 third grade students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3
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