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Wendt, Staci; Rice, John; Nakamoto, Jonathan – WestEd, 2014
The MIND Research Institute contracted with the Evaluation Research Program at WestEd to conduct an independent assessment of mathematics outcomes in elementary school grades across California that were provided with the ST Math program. Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math is a game-based instructional software designed to boost K-5 and secondary-level…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics
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Stuit, David; Austin, Megan J.; Berends, Mark; Gerdeman, R. Dean – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2014
Recent changes to state laws on accountability have prompted school districts to design teacher performance evaluation systems that incorporate student achievement (student growth) as a major component. As a consequence, some states and districts are considering teacher value- added models as part of teacher performance evaluations. Value-added…
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
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Hendricks, George; Barkley, William – Children & Schools, 2012
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 (MCKV), which provides funds to local educational agencies (LEAs), is almost a decade old, yet no evaluations of its academic effectiveness have been reported. Using a systems theory framework, the authors answer the question of whether homeless students in grade 6 from LEAs…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grants, Reading Comprehension, Systems Approach
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Rosen, Yigal; Manny-Ikan, Edith – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2011
This article explores the effects of the Time To Know program, a comprehensive technology-rich learning environment, on low socio-economic status (SES) students' learning achievements in Mathematics, Hebrew, and English as a Foreign Language (EFL)in Israel. The study is based on the assumption that one of the possible solutions for bridging the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Constructivism (Learning), Socioeconomic Status
Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Dean, Alicia; Carlson, Deven – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2010
The general purpose of this evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of independent charter schools in promoting two desirable student outcomes: student achievement growth and educational attainment. Independent charter schools are authorized by non-district entities and are considered "independent" because they are not a part of the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Schools, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
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Lynch, AnnMarie; Theodore, Lea A.; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J. – School Psychology Review, 2009
The present study employed an alternating-treatments design to compare the differential effect of group contingencies on the improvement of homework completion and accuracy of students with disabilities in a self-contained fifth-grade classroom. Generally, past investigations have indicated a positive association between homework performance and…
Descriptors: Homework, Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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Xu, Yiyuan; Farver, Jo Ann M.; Yang, Yu; Zeng, Qiang – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2008
Three studies were conducted to explore Chinese children's understanding of shyness. In Study 1 (N = 174, M age = 10.18) interviews with Chinese children revealed a group of diverse attributes that characterized their conceptions of shyness. In Study 2 (N = 273, M age = 10.19) a rating procedure was used to identify attributes that were…
Descriptors: Shyness, Grade 4, Grade 5, Statistical Analysis
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Oliver, Renee; Williams, Robert L. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2006
Three contingency conditions were applied to the math performance of 4th and 5th graders: bonus credit for accurately solving math problems, bonus credit for completing math problems, and no bonus credit for accurately answering or completing math problems. Mixed ANOVAs were used in tracking the performance of high, medium, and low performers…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Rewards, Performance
McGee, Lea M. – Literacy Teaching and Learning, 2006
In this article I critique six quantitative studies of Reading Recovery and five reviews of Reading Recovery research published in Tier 1 research journals--journals accepted as having high levels of "expert scrutiny" through peer review. I also critique several quantitative research studies of Reading Recovery published in Tier 2…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Reading Failure, Periodicals, Statistical Analysis