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Kirnan, Jean; Siminerio, Steven; Wong, Zachary – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
An existing school program in which therapy dogs are integrated into the reading curriculum was analyzed to determine the effect on student reading. Previous literature suggests an improvement in both reading skills and attitudes towards reading when students read in the presence of a therapy dog. Using a mixed method model, the researchers…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Therapy, Reading Attitudes, Reading Programs
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Carney, Charles L.; Weltsek, Gustave J.; Hall, M. Lynne; Brinn, Ginger – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
There is ample evidence that arts added to the K-12 curriculum can have many positive learning impacts. Nevertheless, many states do not promote such instruction as an integral part of classroom plans. For particular schools with underserved populations, arts-enhanced curricula can be a powerful learning tool. Beyond arts integration, arts…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Drama, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon; Scammacca, Nancy; Gatlin, Brandy; Walker, Melodee A.; Capin, Philip – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
This meta-analysis extends previous work on extensive Tier 3 type reading interventions (Wanzek and Vaughn "School Psychology Review," "36", 541-561, 2007; Wanzek et al. "Review of Educational Research," "83", 163-195, 2013) to Tier 2 type interventions by examining a non-overlapping set of studies…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Reading Instruction, Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties
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Oldfield, Jeremy; Hebron, Judith; Humphrey, Neil – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
The study investigated whether school-level protective factors could moderate the effects cumulative risk has upon behavior difficulties in children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The sample comprised 4,288 children identified with SEND: 2,660 pupils within 248 primary schools, and 1,628 pupils within 57 secondary schools.…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Risk, At Risk Students, Behavior Problems
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Franklin, Bobby J.; Trouard, Stephen B. – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of dropout predictors across time. Two state-level high school graduation panels were selected to begin with the seventh and ninth grades but end at the same time. The first panel (seventh grade) contained 29,554 students and used sixth grade predictors. The second panel (ninth grade)…
Descriptors: Potential Dropouts, Predictor Variables, Grade 7, Grade 9
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Pasnak, Robert; Schmerold, Katrina Lea; Robinson, Melissa Fetterer; Gadzichowski, K. Marinka; Bock, Allison M.; O'Brien, Sarah Eva; Kidd, Julie K.; Gallington, Deb A. – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Ninety-six first grade students in an urban school system were tested in October and May on reading, mathematics, and their understanding of sequences of letters and numbers. A time lag analysis was subsequently conducted. In such analyses, cross-correlations between the first measurement of one variable and the second measurement of another are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1, Urban Schools, Mathematics Tests
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Sharp, Ann C.; Brandt, Lorilynn; Tuft, Elaine A.; Jay, Sandy – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This research investigates relationships between prospective teachers' self-efficacy of literacy instruction and their growing knowledge of literacy essentials. An instrument was used that is one part self-ratings of confidence levels in teaching specific literacy skills and one part assessment of literacy knowledge required to teach those skills.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Literacy Education
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Gann, Candace J.; Kunnavatana, S. Shanun – Education and Treatment of Children, 2016
This preliminary study investigated the use of the Function-Based Intervention Decision Model (Decision Model; Umbreit, Ferro, Liaupsin, & Lane, 2007) to improve teacher treatment integrity for a function-based classroom management plan. The participants were a special education teacher and three elementary-age students receiving special…
Descriptors: Intervention, Classroom Techniques, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Self Contained Classrooms
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Nelson, Peter M.; Christ, Theodore J. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
The current study estimated the reliability and agreement of student ratings of the classroom environment obtained using the Responsive Environmental Assessment for Classroom Teaching (REACT; Christ, Nelson, & Demers, 2012; Nelson, Demers, & Christ, 2014). Coefficient alpha, class-level reliability, and class agreement indices were…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Classroom Environment, Rating Scales, Middle School Students
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Nichols, Bryan E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of task demands on children's singing accuracy. A 2 × 4 factorial design was used to examine the performance of fourth-grade children (N = 120) in solo and doubled response conditions. Each child sang four task types: single pitch, interval, pattern, and the song "Jingle Bells." The…
Descriptors: Singing, Accuracy, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Bigozzi, Lucia; Vettori, Giulia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2016
In this 1-year longitudinal study, the authors explored the development of narrative skills between the oral and written form. The authors aimed to assess the predictive power of textual narrative competence on early narrative text-writing skills taking into account the impact of spelling ability. Eighty children ("M" age = 5.3 years,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Narration, Personal Narratives, Preschool Children
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Bedore, Lisa M.; Pena, Elizabeth D.; Griffin, Zenzi M.; Hixon, J. Gregory – Journal of Child Language, 2016
This study evaluates the effects of Age of Exposure to English (AoEE) and Current Input/Output on language performance in a cross-sectional sample of Spanish-English bilingual children. First- (N = 586) and third-graders (N = 298) who spanned a wide range of bilingual language experience participated. Parents and teachers provided information…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 3, Language Acquisition
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Hodges, Michael G.; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; van der Mars, Hans; Lee, Chong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine students' health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK) and physical activity levels after the implementation of a series of fitness lessons segments called Knowledge in Action (KIA). KIA aims to teach health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK) during short episodes of the physical education lesson. Teacher…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Physical Fitness, Physical Education, Intervention
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Guzey, S. Selcen; Moore, Tamara J.; Harwell, Michael; Moreno, Mario – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
In many countries around the world, there has been an increasing emphasis on improving science education. Recent reform efforts in the USA call for teachers to integrate scientific and engineering practices into science teaching; for example, science teachers are asked to provide learning experiences for students that apply crosscutting concepts…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Biological Sciences
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Korur, Fikret; Toker, Sacip; Eryilmaz, Ali – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This two-group quasi-experimental study investigated the effects of the Online Advance Organizer Concept Teaching Material (ONACOM) integrated with inquiry teaching and expository teaching methods. Grade 7 students' posttest performances on the light unit achievement and light unit attitude tests controlled for gender, previous semester science…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Science Achievement, Instructional Materials, Scientific Attitudes
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