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Dinsmore, Daniel L.; Fox, Emily; Parkinson, Meghan M.; Bilgili, Devrim – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
Explanatory patterns regarding situational differences in reading comprehension performance may be best captured by multidimensional reader profiles. Data from 56 third- and fifth-grade students were collected to investigate the applicability, scope, and convergent validity of a reader profiling scheme based on Alexander's (2005) reader profile…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Grade 3, Grade 5
Figlio, David; Holden, Kristian L.; Ozek, Umut – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Instructional time is a fundamental educational input, yet we have little causal evidence about the effect of longer school days on student achievement. This paper uses a sharp regression discontinuity design to estimate the effects of lengthening the school day for low-performing schools in Florida by exploiting an administrative cutoff for…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Low Achievement, Eligibility, Literacy Education
Figlio, David; Karbownik, Krzysztof – Center on Children and Families at Brookings, 2018
We make use of matched birth-school administrative data from Florida, coupled with an extensive survey of instructional policies and practices, to observe which policies and practices are associated with improved test performance for relatively advantaged students in a school, for relatively disadvantaged students in a school, for both, and for…
Descriptors: School Policy, Student Records, Disadvantaged Youth, Socioeconomic Influences
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Leite, Walter; Childs, Karen; Kincaid, Don – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2017
The relationship between school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) and school-level academic achievement has not been established. Most experimental research has found little to no evidence that SWPBIS has a distal effect on school-level achievement. Yet, an underlying assumption of SWPBIS is that improving social…
Descriptors: Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports, Academic Achievement, Social Behavior
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Herrera, Sarah; Zhou, Chengfu; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
The 2001 authorization of the No Child Left Behind Act and its standards and accountability requirements generated interest among state education agencies in Florida, Mississippi, and North Carolina, which are served by the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, in monitoring changes in student reading and math proficiency at the school level.…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Trend Analysis, Achievement Gap
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Zaragoza, Julien M.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated differences between field-study classrooms and traditional science classrooms in terms of the learning environment and students' attitudes to science, as well as the differential effectiveness of field-study classrooms for students differing in sex and English proficiency. A modified version of selected scales from the What Is…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Field Studies
McLarnon, Tara Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Over the past 20 years, a movement to offer greater access and choice in public education has begun to challenge the traditional attendance boundary school system. Public school choice provides an opportunity for parents who do not have the resources to change attendance boundaries but who want additional public school options. Proponents argue…
Descriptors: School Choice, Grade 5, Science Achievement, Public Schools
Brownell, Mary; Kiely, Mary Theresa; Haager, Diane; Boardman, Alison; Corbett, Nancy; Algina, James; Dingle, Mary Patricia; Urbach, Jennifer – Exceptional Children, 2017
Two professional development (PD) models for teachers were compared on teacher and student outcomes. Special education teachers participated in Literacy Learning Cohorts (LLC), a PD innovation designed to improve content and pedagogical knowledge for providing reading instruction to upper elementary students with learning disabilities. The LLC,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Education, Learning Disabilities
Master, Benjamin; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Evidence that teachers' short-term instructional effects persist over time and predict substantial long-run impacts on students' lives provides much of the impetus for a wide range of educational reforms focused on identifying and responding to differences in teachers' value-added to student learning. However, relatively little research has…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Value Added Models
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Foorman, Barbara; Espinosa, Anabel; Wood, Carla; Wu, Yi-Chieh – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
A top education priority in the United States is to address the needs of one of the fastest growing yet lowest performing student populations--English learner students (Capps et al., 2005). English learner students come from homes where a non-English language is spoken and need additional academic support to access the mainstream curriculum. These…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Literacy, English Language Learners
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Reed, Deborah K.; Petscher, Yaacov; Truckenmiller, Adrea J. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
This study explored the relationship between the reading ability and science achievement of students in grades 5, 8, and 9. Reading ability was assessed with four measures: word recognition, vocabulary, syntactic knowledge, and comprehension (23% of all passages were on science topics). Science achievement was assessed with state…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Science Achievement, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students
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Lonigan, Christopher J.; Burgess, Stephen R. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
Confirmatory factor analyses of data from 1,501 kindergarten to 5th-grade children who completed 3 measures of decoding, 3 measures of reading comprehension, and 3 measures of listening comprehension as part of a larger study were used to identify the dimensionality of reading skills across elementary school. A 1-factor (reading) model was the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
Shneyderman, Aleksandr; Froman, Terry – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2015
In accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law of 2001, 100% of students were expected to become proficient on state assessments of reading and mathematics by the end of 2013-2014 academic year. Schools that consistently failed to meet the NCLB's Adequate Yearly Progress requirements were subject to penalties. In 2011, the U.S.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
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Johnson, Matthew T.; Lipscomb, Stephen; Gill, Brian – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Teacher value-added models (VAMs) must isolate teachers' contributions to student achievement to be valid. Well-known VAMs use different specifications, however, leaving policymakers with little clear guidance for constructing a valid model. We examine the sensitivity of teacher value-added estimates under different models based on whether they…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence, Academic Achievement, Models
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