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Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy; Kaya, Dudu – Education 3-13, 2019
The present study attempted to extend our knowledge of the role of reading fluency in contributing to reading comprehension among Turkish students in grades 4 through 8. One hundred students at each grade level were administered assessments of reading fluency, word recognition automaticity and prosody, and silent reading comprehension. Word…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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Clayton, Grant; Clayton, Christina; Carpenter, Dick M., III; Ecks, Gregory B. – Journal of School Choice, 2019
This study uses administrative data to measure the effect of attending a charter school in Denver, Colorado on the achievement of reclassified English as New Language (ENL) students during their monitor period in the mainstream classroom environment. We utilize school choice data from Denver's Common Enrollment System (CES) to control for each…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, English Language Learners, School Choice, Grade 6
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Caleon, Imelda S.; Wui, Ma. Glenda L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This two-wave study examined the cross-lagged relations between teacher-student relatedness (student-teacher communication, teacher trust, and teacher alienation) and reading achievement of academically at-risk secondary students (N = 787) in Singapore. Compared with the cohort, these students had lower aggregate scores in a national examination…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Secondary School Students
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Joshi, Ela; Doan, Sy; Springer, Matthew G. – AERA Open, 2018
Our work aims to substantiate and extend earlier findings on the effects of student-teacher race matching on academic achievement using longitudinal data for students in Grades 3 through 8 in Tennessee. We examine heterogenous effects not only by racial subgroup and student preparedness, as explored in prior literature, but also by levels of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Fesel, Sabine S.; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
The present study examined children's digital text comprehension of digital text types linear digital text vs hypertext, with or without graphical navigable overviews. We investigated to what extent individual variation in children's comprehension could be explained by lexical quality (word reading efficiency and vocabulary knowledge), cognitive…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Individual Differences, Electronic Learning, Electronic Publishing
Figlio, David; Holden, Kristian L.; Ozek, Umut – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Instructional time is a fundamental educational input, yet we have little causal evidence about the effect of longer school days on student achievement. This paper uses a sharp regression discontinuity design to estimate the effects of lengthening the school day for low-performing schools in Florida by exploiting an administrative cutoff for…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Low Achievement, Eligibility, Literacy Education
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Boudah, Daniel J. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2018
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data have indicated that many secondary students lack sufficient literacy skills, and that students who receive free/reduced lunch, students from rural settings, and students with disabilities are particularly low-performing (National Center for Education Statistics, 2015). Despite some…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Intervention, Adolescents, Learning Disabilities
Benson, Jamie Heintz – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine the relationship of exclusionary discipline consequences assigned to Texas Grade 3 through 8 students enrolled in special education and their academic achievement during the 2012-2013 through the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the relationship of exclusionary discipline…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Special Education, Grade 3
Vandermark, Tara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to test the relationships between the level of implementation for instructional rounds and various instructional outcomes in grades 3-6 in a large suburban Texas school district. From the population of teachers in the district, a random sample of teachers ( n= 200) who taught in grades 3-6 were invited to participate in the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Program Implementation
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Williamson, Gary L. – Cogent Education, 2018
Individual growth curves yield insights about growth that are not available from any other methodology; and developmental scales based on conjoint measurement models provide unique interpretive advantages for investigations of academic growth. The advantages are apparent when: (1) 15 consecutive statewide reading growth curves are annotated with…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Psychometrics, Educational Innovation
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Bigham, Gary D.; Riney, Mark R. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
To meet the constantly changing needs of schools and diverse learners, educators must frequently monitor student learning, revise curricula, and improve instruction. Consequently, it is critical that careful analyses of student performance data are ongoing components of curriculum decision-making processes. The primary purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Educational Improvement, Decision Making, Curriculum Development
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Fogarty, Melissa; Clemens, Nathan; Simmons, Deborah; Anderson, Leah; Davis, John; Smith, Ashley; Wang, Huan; Kwok, Oi-man; Simmons, Leslie E.; Oslund, Eric – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
In this experimental study we examined the effects of a technology-mediated, multicomponent reading comprehension intervention, Comprehension Circuit Training (CCT), for middle school students, the majority of whom were struggling readers. The study was conducted in three schools, involving three teachers and 228 students. Using a within-teacher…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Special Needs Students
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Lauermann, Fani; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.; Pekrun, Reinhard – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Children's worrying about their academic performance has profound implications for their learning and wellbeing in school. Understanding the contextual and psychological antecedents of students' worry thus represents an important area of research. Drawing on Eccles and colleagues' expectancy-value theory and Pekrun's control-value theory and using…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Toyama, Yukie; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David – Educational Assessment, 2017
This study investigated the complexity of leveled passages used in four classroom reading assessments. A total of 167 passages leveled for Grades 1-6 from these assessments were analyzed using four analytical tools of text complexity. More traditional, two-factor measures of text complexity found a general trend of fairly consistent across-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Difficulty Level
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Chamberlain, Courtney; Witmer, Sara – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Legislation mandates that students with disabilities be included in achievement testing for accountability purposes, with only a few participating in an alternate assessment (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act [IDEA], 2004). The current study utilized data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS) to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Predictor Variables, Accountability, Student Participation
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