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Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The Office of Special Education and Student Services asked the Office of Shared Accountability to evaluate the "Facilitated Communication Pilot." In facilitated communication (FC), people with communication impairments express themselves by typing with the aid of a communication partner, called a facilitator, who provides physical (and…
Descriptors: Counties, Public Schools, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Grade 5
Agaoglu, Onur – Online Submission, 2014
It is crucial that gifted and talented students should be supported by different educational methods for their interests and skills. The science and arts centres (gifted centres) provide the Supportive Education Program for these students with an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with the program, an ICT lesson entitled "Computer…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Special Education
Lewis, Marie; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the use of Readers' Theatre to improve the reading ability of elementary students receiving special education services. In this study, two groups of students were chosen to participate based on their academic Reading levels and their placement in the Special Education program. The students'…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Reading, Special Education, Elementary School Students
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Webb, Linda; Carey, John; Villares, Elizabeth; Wells, Craig; Sayer, Aline – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Numerous authors have reviewed research to determine which skills are considered fundamental to successful academic and social outcomes for students (Hattie, Briggs, & Purdie, 1996; Masten & Coatworth, 1998; Wang, Haertel, & Walberg, 1994; Zins, Weissberg, Wang, & Walberg, 2004). These skills include: (1) cognitive and…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Success, Cognitive Ability, Metacognition
Dasdemir, Ikramettin – Online Submission, 2014
This study was conducted to explore the science and technology teachers' views on the implementation of 5th grade science course. Open-ended questions were used as a data collection tool. The study sample consisted of 28 science and technology teachers working in Erzurum in 2012-2013 education year. The data gathered were analysed via content…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers
Hobbs, Mark – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this quantitate ve study was to determine whether or not students in fifth grade who meet the healthy fitness zone (HFZ) for aerobic capacity on the fall 2013 FITNESSGRAM® Test scored higher on the math portion of the 2013 fall Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test, than students that failed to reach the HFZ for aerobic capacity…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Physical Fitness
Allen, Jeff – ACT, Inc., 2014
This report focuses on the initial development of the predicted score paths for ACT Aspire reporting. The paths provide predicted score ranges for the next two years--as well as predicted ACT score ranges for tests administered at grades 9 and 10. Longitudinal ACT Aspire data for students tested in spring 2013 and spring 2014, as well as…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Achievement Tests, Scores
Delander, Brady – Education Commission of the States, 2014
While most states require testing in social studies or civic education, two states attach consequences for students and schools based on required statewide civics exams. Lawmakers in Florida, in 2010, and in Tennessee, in 2012, approved legislation that holds students accountable for their civics knowledge. Students are taking the tests for the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Citizenship Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Vig, Rozy; Taylor, Megan W.; Star, Jon R.; Chao, Theodore – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The concept of "implementation fidelity" is broadly used to capture the extent to which an intervention is executed as intended by the designers of the intervention (Century, Rudnick, & Freeman, 2010; Huntley, 2005, McNaught, Tarr, & Sears, 2010, Munter, 2010). Though implementation fidelity instruments are often used to assess…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Program Implementation, Barriers, Intervention
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St. Clair, Travis; Hallberg, Kelly; Cook, Thomas D. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Researchers are increasingly using comparative interrupted time series (CITS) designs to estimate the effects of programs and policies when randomized controlled trials are not feasible. In a simple interrupted time series design, researchers compare the pre-treatment values of a treatment group time series to post-treatment values in order to…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Time, Randomized Controlled Trials, Comparative Analysis
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Gallagher, H. Alix; Woodworth, Katrina; McCaffrey, Teresa; Park, Christina J.; Wang, Haiwen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Improving teacher effectiveness is a key strategy to ensure student readiness for college and careers and to address achievement gaps and persistent low performance. In response to the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA) the National Writing Project (NWP) created a professional development (PD) program to support…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Common Core State Standards
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Mendiburo, Maria; Williams, Laura K.; Sulcer, Brian; Hasselbring, Ted – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
In this paper, the authors discuss a portion of the design research process of developing an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) for classroom use. The goal of this ITS is to simultaneously provide automated support for student learning and generate diagnostic information for teachers that can lead directly to actionable recommendations for pedagogy…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Perez, Maria; Kennedy, Alec – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The number of students that live in families where a language other than English is spoken has risen relative to the English-only households in the United States over the last 25 years. These students face the dual challenge of mastering English while acquiring academic skills and knowledge. The education of these students has been shaped by…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English Language Learners, Classroom Environment, Barriers
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Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Quint, Janet – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
"Success for All" (SFA) is one of the best known and thoroughly evaluated school reform models. Further evaluation of the initiative is especially important for two reasons. First, the program model has continued to evolve over time, with a greater emphasis placed on the use of engaging technology in the classroom and on the deployment…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Educational Innovation
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Bitler, Marianne P.; Corcoran, Sean P.; Domina, Thurston; Penner, Emily K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The growing availability of data linking students to classroom teachers has made it possible to estimate the contribution teachers make to student achievement. While there is a growing consensus that teacher quality is important and current evaluation systems are inadequate, many have expressed concerns over the use of value-added measures (VAMs)…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Value Added Models, Teacher Influence, Teacher Effectiveness
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