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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
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Bennett, Susan V.; Calderone, Cynthia; Dedrick, Robert F.; Gunn, AnnMarie Alberton – Reading Improvement, 2015
In this mixed method research, we examined the effects of reading and singing software program (RSSP) as a reading intervention on struggling readers' reading achievement as measured by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, the high stakes state test administered in the state of Florida, at one elementary school. Our team defined struggling…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Motivation, Reading Difficulties, Singing
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Mariani, Melissa; Webb, Linda; Villares, Elizabeth; Brigman, Greg – Professional Counselor, 2015
This study involved fifth-grade students (N = 336) from one Florida school district and examined prosocial behaviors, bullying behaviors, engagement in school success skills and perceptions of classroom climate between the treatment group who received the school counselor-led Student Success Skills classroom guidance program, and their peer…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Districts, Effect Size, Intervention
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Feng, Li; Sass, Tim R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Staffing problems are pervasive in certain subject areas, such as secondary math and science and special education, where the combination of training requirements and relatively high alternative wages makes it difficult to attract and retain high-quality teachers. This project evaluated the impacts of the Florida Critical Teacher Shortage Program…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Intervention
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Park, Yujeong; Benedict, Amber E.; Brownell, Mary T. – Exceptionality, 2014
The factor structure of the CORE Phonics Survey was analyzed using a sample of 165 students in upper elementary school with specific learning disabilities. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to identify the hypothesized constructs of the CORE Phonics Survey and predictive validity of the CORE Phonics Survey to predict students' success in word…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Phonics, Reading Skills
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Bryant, Benjamin P.; Bryant, Judith B. – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
The purpose of the study was to describe the range of relative backpack weights of one group of elementary-aged children and the extent to which they exceeded recommended levels. A second purpose was to explore whether gender and age help predict the relative weight of children's backpacks. Ninety-five 8- to 12-year-old elementary school students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Gender Differences, Body Weight, Age Differences
Cavalluzzo, Linda; Geraghty, Thomas M.; Steele, Jennifer L.; Holian, Laura; Jenkins, Frank; Alexander, Jane M.; Yamasaki, Kelsey Y. – CNA Corporation, 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate, using a randomized experimental design, the efficacy of TERC's "Using Data" program to change teacher behavior and improve student learning outcomes. The "Using Data" intervention provides professional development and technical assistance to teachers to help them use data…
Descriptors: Data, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Intervention
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Hart, Sara A.; Logan, Jessica A. R.; Soden-Hensler, Brooke; Kershaw, Sarah; Taylor, Jeanette; Schatschneider, Christopher – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Research on the development of reading skills through the primary school years has pointed to the importance of individual differences in initial ability as well as the growth of those skills. Additionally, it has been theorized that reading skills develop incrementally. The present study examined the genetic and environmental influences on 2…
Descriptors: Nature Nurture Controversy, Twins, Reading Skills, Reading Fluency
Boulden, Laurie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The achievement gap between economically disadvantaged students and their traditional counterparts has continued to be a problem in education. Based on cognitive constructivist theory and enrichment theory, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between scores on a high-stakes achievement test and participation in a summer…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Economically Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth
Trexler, Ellen L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act requires all students be proficient in reading and mathematics by 2014, and students in subgroups to make Adequate Yearly Progress. One of these groups is students with disabilities, who continue to score well below their general education peers. This quantitative study identified scoring differences between disability…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Statistical Analysis, Scoring, Reading Achievement
Sanders-White, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of structured note-taking compared to traditional note-taking on the acquisition of scientific knowledge for students with and without learning disabilities (LD) and students with reading difficulties (RD). An additional purpose was to examine whether the two note-taking methods…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Pretests Posttests, Science Instruction, Scientific Attitudes
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Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, E. C. – Evaluation Review, 2013
Background: Cluster-randomized experiments that assign intact groups such as schools or school districts to treatment conditions are increasingly common in educational research. Such experiments are inherently multilevel designs whose sensitivity (statistical power and precision of estimates) depends on the variance decomposition across levels.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Experiments, Statistical Analysis
Polite', Cheryl Powell – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This was a quantitative study utilized to determine the effect of the Physio-Cat Program on improving reading-comprehension scores in reading for students in kindergarten through Grade 5 at an elementary school in Dade County Florida. The Physio-Cat Program, designed by this researcher, was developed to provide an innovative approach to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement
Dos Santos, Kimberley G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation was designed to examine the effects of a site-based teacher mentoring program on teacher confidence and effectiveness in an elementary school in Florida. Based on preliminary data, there was a need for system organizational change to improve teacher confidence and performance with the district's Document Based Question (DBQ)…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mentors, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Shannon, David; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill; Shores, Melanie – Journal of Research in Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning strategies used by ethnically diverse learners and to investigate the relationships among the constructs of classroom goal structure, achievement goal orientation, motivation and self-regulated learning in an ethnically diverse population of fourth and fifth grade learners (n = 396). Goal…
Descriptors: Correlation, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Metacognition
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