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Foley-Nicpon, Megan; Assouline, Susan G.; Kivlighan, D. Martin; Fosenburg, Staci; Cederberg, Charles; Nanji, Michelle – High Ability Studies, 2017
Contemporary models highlight the need to cultivate cognitive and psychosocial factors in developing domain-specific talent. This model was the basis for the current study where high ability youth with self-reported social difficulties (n = 28, 12 with a coexisting disability) participated in a social skills and talent development intervention…
Descriptors: Social Development, Talent Development, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence
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Scott, Graham W.; Boyd, Margaret – Education 3-13, 2016
This paper demonstrates the positive impact of learning through ecological fieldwork upon children's ability to write, and to write about science. Specifically we have carried out a relatively large-scale study (involving 379 children aged 9-11 years from 8 primary schools in North East England) comparing intervention classes (involved in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Science Education, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Williams, Olajide; DeSorbo, Alexandra; Sawyer, Vanessa; Apakama, Donald; Shaffer, Michele; Gerin, William; Noble, James – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Objectives: We explored the effect of a culturally targeted calorie label intervention on food purchasing behavior of elementary school students. Method: We used a quasi-experimental design with two intervention schools and one control school to assess food purchases of third through fifth graders at standardized school food sales before and after…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Purchasing, Food
Redd, Zakia; Princiotta, Daniel; Stratford, Brandon; Caal, Selma; Li, Weilin; Murphy, Kelly; Coffey, Amelia; Carrington, Nicholas; Carney, Rachel; Oster, Maryjo; Horton, Susannah – Child Trends, 2015
J.C. Nalle is a Community School located in the Marshall Heights neighborhood of Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. The community in which J.C. Nalle is located, historically one of the more economically disadvantaged areas of the city, has experienced a number of changes in recent years. This report of evaluation findings begins with an introduction to…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Economically Disadvantaged, Community Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Ahn, Soyeon; Erwin, Heather; Davis, Matthew C. – School Psychology International, 2015
Existing literature shows promising effects of physical activity on children's cognitive outcomes. This study assessed via a randomized, controlled design whether additional curricular physical activity during the school day resulted in gains for children's fluid intelligence and standardized achievement outcomes. Participants were children…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Cognitive Development, Intelligence, Child Development
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Howie, Erin K.; Schatz, Jeffrey; Pate, Russell R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the acute dose-response relationship of classroom exercise breaks with executive function and math performance in 9- to 12-year-old children by comparing 5-min, 10-min, or 20-min classroom exercise breaks to 10 min of sedentary classroom activity. Method: This study used a within-subjects…
Descriptors: Exercise, Executive Function, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement
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Weir, Carolyn; Aylif, Diana – Perspectives in Education, 2014
This article presents the findings of an empirical comparative study in the Nelson Mandela Metropole investigating the difference between the written English of deaf children and the written English of hearing children and makes recommendations on how to improve the writing of deaf children. The psycholinguistic approach was used for the…
Descriptors: Deafness, English, Written Language, Emergent Literacy
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Low, Sabina; Van Ryzin, Mark – School Psychology Quarterly, 2014
Bullying prevention efforts have yielded mixed effects over the last 20 years. Program effectiveness is driven by a number of factors (e.g., program elements and implementation), but there remains a dearth of understanding regarding the role of school climate on the impact of bullying prevention programs. This gap is surprising, given research…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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Thompson, Aaron M. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2014
Objectives: The study examined the effects of the Self-Management Training and Regulation Strategy (STARS) on disruptive behavior, authority acceptance, social competency, and student-teacher relations. Method: All fourth- and fifth-grade students (N = 762) in seven schools and 42 classrooms were screened for disruptive behaviors. Using a cluster…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Experimental Groups
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Taylor, Joseph A.; Roth, Kathleen; Wilson, Christopher D.; Stuhlsatz, Molly A. M.; Tipton, Elizabeth – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
This article describes the effects of an analysis-of-practice professional development (PD) program on elementary school students' (Grades 4-6) science outcomes. The study design was a cluster-randomized trial with an analysis sample of 77 schools, 144 teachers and 2,823 students. Forty-two schools were randomly assigned to treatment, (88.5 hours)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Science, Science Achievement, Elementary School Students
Rhea, Anisa – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Extending the school day through programs that will supplement core courses, such as offering intensive, after-school tutoring or small-group study sessions in reading and mathematics, is one method districts use to boost school performance and narrow educational achievement gaps between students of different racial and economic backgrounds (Redd…
Descriptors: Intervention, Achievement Gap, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Therrien, William J.; Kirk, James F.; Woods-Groves, Suzanne – Remedial and Special Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a repeated reading and question generation intervention entitled Re-read-Adapt and Answer-Comprehend (RAAC) with a modified RAAC intervention without the repeated reading component. The sample included 30 students in Grades 3 through 5. The students received services in reading within a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Rural Schools
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Brizuela, Bárbara M.; Martinez, Mara V.; Cayton-Hodges, Gabrielle A. – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2013
In this paper, we provide evidence of the impact of early algebra (EA) over time. We document this impact in the following ways: (a) by showing the performance over time of an experimental group of 15 children on an algebra assessment, from 3rd to 5th grade; and (b) by showing how the performance on an algebra assessment of children from an…
Descriptors: Algebra, Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis
Tracey, Diane H.; Rhee, Jody; Abrantes, Anna – Online Submission, 2011
The goal of this research was to investigate the effects of teacher read-alouds when students use, versus do not use, student companion texts during the read-alouds. Both quantitative and qualitative research data were collected based on an experimental design which randomly assigned 168 low SES, primarily Hispanic, students to either listen-only…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Low Income, Statistical Analysis
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Keihner, Angie Jo; Meigs, Reba; Sugerman, Sharon; Backman, Desiree; Garbolino, Tanya; Mitchell, Patrick – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2011
Objective: Examine the effect of the "California Children's Power Play! Campaign's School Idea & Resource Kits" for fourth/fifth grades on the psychosocial determinants of fruit and vegetable (FV) intake and physical activity (PA). Methods: Randomized, controlled trial (n = 31 low-resource public schools; 1,154 children). Ten…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Grade 5
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