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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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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
Valdez, Maricela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between physical fitness, body mass index and academic performance in Hispanic children enrolled in grade 5 from a district in the Rio Grande Valley. A total of 547 participants were selected from 11 elementary schools from a school district in the Rio Grande Valley. The…
Descriptors: Children, Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools
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Hikida, Michiko – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Many students of color who are also identified as "struggling" readers are likely to have negative experiences in school. In this article, I discuss the findings of a case study examining how reader identities emerged in and through language for such students. The discourse data analyzed here concern an interactional pattern in which the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Minority Group Students, Disadvantaged, Self Concept
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Emerson, Robert Wall; Anderson, Dawn L. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Because of the preponderance of visual images, many mathematics texts are wholly or largely inaccessible to students who are blind. This study investigated how much description is sufficient to communicate math content in different types of images. Methods: Representative math textbooks from grades five, eight, and 11, aligned to the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Heiman, Daniel; Yanes, Michelle – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
The growth of TWBE programs--mainly due to the surging interest of White English-speaking families--presents the field with myriad challenges and hopeful possibilities. Critical scholars in bilingual education point to an urgency to reissue Guadalupe Valdés's "cautionary note" due to a neoliberal path targeting TWBE programs, posing a…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Ethnography, Difficulty Level
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Nichol, Carolyn; Chow, Alice; Furtwengler, Scott – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
We first examined the effects of a year-long professional development (PD) programme for elementary science teachers on fifth grade student performance on state-mandated science achievement tests of students from a treatment and a comparison group of teachers in the 2009-2010 academic year. Then, we investigated the longer-term impacts by…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Elementary School Students
Horan, Shayne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to use an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach to discover generative instructional and assessment practices of teachers in the language arts classroom at a 5th and 6th grade low socioeconomic public school campus in Texas that earned five distinctions or three consecutive years. The study sought to design a…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Student Empowerment, Teacher Empowerment, Qualitative Research
Benson, Jamie Heintz – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine the relationship of exclusionary discipline consequences assigned to Texas Grade 3 through 8 students enrolled in special education and their academic achievement during the 2012-2013 through the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the relationship of exclusionary discipline…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Special Education, Grade 3
Vandermark, Tara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to test the relationships between the level of implementation for instructional rounds and various instructional outcomes in grades 3-6 in a large suburban Texas school district. From the population of teachers in the district, a random sample of teachers ( n= 200) who taught in grades 3-6 were invited to participate in the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Program Implementation
Elliot, Scott – Online Submission, 2018
During the 2017-2018 school year, SEG Measurement conducted a study of the effectiveness of Imagine Language & Literacy, an online system that provides individualized adaptive instruction and breaks down skills into component parts to help students become proficient readers. The study was conducted in three districts in Texas. Research…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Program Implementation
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Bigham, Gary D.; Riney, Mark R. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
To meet the constantly changing needs of schools and diverse learners, educators must frequently monitor student learning, revise curricula, and improve instruction. Consequently, it is critical that careful analyses of student performance data are ongoing components of curriculum decision-making processes. The primary purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Educational Improvement, Decision Making, Curriculum Development
Rivera, Roana Kasandra – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since the mid '70s, school districts have been trying to place students with disabilities in the least restricted environment. As governments strive to create a more inclusive society, an inclusive academic setting for students with disabilities has become a priority. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of academic setting on…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Grade 5, Academic Achievement, Disabilities
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Waddell, Sherrill – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
The trend and demand for virtual education has grown nationwide. With an increase in students choosing this type of education, inevitably the demand for schools of this type of educational instruction has increased in number. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent of the relationship between virtual school size and student…
Descriptors: Correlation, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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