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Park, Youngmin; Xu, Ying; Collins, Penelope; Farkas, George; Warschauer, Mark – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The current study examines the effects of digital scaffolding on the English literacy of fourth- and sixth-grade students. A total of 1085 native English-speaking and language minority students from 25 treatment classes and 20 control classes across three school districts participated in this study for one school year. Treatment students read…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
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Kooiman, Brian J.; Sheehan, Dwayne P. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Exergames (active video games that require kinesthetic movement) played in proximity to other players or against a gaming machine have been linked to positive increases in cognitive functioning. This study tested to see if remote exergame play over the Internet had an impact similar to exergames that are played in proximity. The study shows that…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Physical Education, Motion
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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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Cervetti, Gina N.; DiPardo, Anne L.; Staley, Sara J. – Elementary School Journal, 2014
Much has been written recently about the role of talk in content-area learning, including science learning. However, there is still much to be learned about how teachers begin to engage students in the kinds of peer-to-peer conversations that help them make sense of their investigations in science and that advance their conceptual understandings.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Middle School Students, Urban Schools, Interpersonal Communication
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The study reviewed in this paper examined the effect of the "Middle School Physical Activity and Nutrition" ("M-SPAN)" intervention on the physical activity level of middle school students. For this 2-year study, 24 middle schools from six districts in southern California were stratified by school district and then randomly…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Nutrition Instruction, Intervention, Middle School Students
Kerr, Deirdre S.; Chung, Gregory K. W. K. – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2012
Commercial video games undergo usability studies to determine the degree to which the player is able to learn, control, and understand the game. Usability studies allow game designers to improve their games before they are released to the public. If usability studies could be expanded to include information about the presentation of the…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Usability, Instructional Materials, Video Games
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Cook, Clayton R.; Dart, Evan; Collins, Tai; Restori, Alberto; Daikos, Chris; Delport, John – Behavioral Disorders, 2012
Recent correlational studies provide support for a transactional relationship between reading and behavior problems. A transactional relationship implies that reading problems cause behavior problems, and vice versa. This study took this basic finding and examined its implications for intervention. Specifically, this study employed single-case…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Behavior Problems, Correlation, Intervention
Roberts, Jocylinn A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative study explored the academic progress of at-risk students in English language arts (ELA) when they were given differentiated instruction (DI) and universally designed curriculum (UDC) to address their academic needs. The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a significant change in passing rates on the California…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Access to Education, English, Language Arts
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Graves, Anne W.; Brandon, Regina; Duesbery, Luke; McIntosh, Angela; Pyle, Nicole B. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to (a) compare Tier 2 evidence-based intensive reading instruction to business-as-usual instruction for sixth graders with and without learning disabilities who were "far below" or "below" basic level in literacy and (b) explore the development of a response-to-intervention model…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Grade 6, Response to Intervention, Middle Schools
Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; Miller, Roxanne Greitz; White-Smith, Kimberly A.; Calfee, Robert C. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Success in the 21st century, for individuals and societies, requires competence in comprehending and communicating in the academic disciplines--the natural sciences, history, geography, and more. The Read-Write Cycle (RWC) Project, a three year longitudinal research study conducted from 2005-2008 in ten public elementary schools in southern…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Content Area Reading, Metacognition, Literacy
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Beal, Carole R.; Arroyo, Ivon M.; Cohen, Paul R.; Woolf, Beverly P. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2010
Three studies were conducted with middle school students to evaluate a web-based intelligent tutoring system (ITS) for arithmetic and fractions. The studies involved pre and post test comparisons, as well as group comparisons to assess the impact of the ITS on students' math problem solving. Results indicated that students improved from pre to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Arithmetic, Summer Programs, Constructivism (Learning)
Torgerson, Colleen W.; Macy, Susan R.; Beare, Paul; Tanner, David E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Traditional measures of teachers' competency have been widely criticized for their lack of authenticity and predictive validity. There is little evidence regarding the technical soundness of traditional teacher licensure tests and little research documenting the validity of such tests for identifying competent teachers or effective teaching.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Testing
Chung, Gregory K. W. K.; Delacruz, Girlie C.; Dionne, Gary B.; Baker, Eva L.; Lee, John; Osmundson, Ellen – Online Submission, 2007
In this study we explored the effectiveness of individualizing instruction using a system that diagnosed students' knowledge gaps in pre-algebra and provided individualized instruction and practice. One hundred middle school students participated, and received either no instruction or individualized computer-based instruction. Diagnosis of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Identification, Effect Size