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Wolters, Christopher A.; Barnes, Marcia A.; Kulesz, Paulina A.; York, Mary; Francis, David J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors' purpose was to examine adolescents' reading motivation in relation to standardized assessments of reading comprehension and fluency. After a reading pretest, 60 ninth-grade students (M age = 14.9 years) were randomly assigned to two groups. Compared to those in the control condition, those administered brief oral feedback intended to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Motivation, Adolescents
State, Talida M.; Kern, Lee – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2017
Over the last decade, there has been increased interest in measuring life satisfaction among children and adolescents as an indicator of broad well-being and happiness. Although limited, existing research with students with social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) problems indicates they experience lower life satisfaction compared with their…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, High School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Problems
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Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Berger, Cassie; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Gordon, Michael – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This study assessed the test-taking skills of 776 high school students, 35 of whom were diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD). Students completed a computerized battery of timed reading tests as well as scales that assess test anxiety and test-taking perceptions. Students with LD obtained lower scores than the nondisabled group on all of the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Reading Tests, Test Wiseness
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Wiener, Judith; Daniels, Lesley – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This article reports on a qualitative study of the school experiences of adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the context of quantitative research on teacher attitudes and practices, adolescent self-appraisals, and social and family relationships. Twelve adolescents with ADHD participated in in-depth, semistructured…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Im, Myung Hee; Hughes, Jan N.; Cao, Qian; Kwok, Oi-man – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
We investigated the effect of participating in two domains of extracurricular activities (sports and performance arts/clubs) in Grades 7 and 8 on Grade 9 academic motivation and letter grades, above baseline performance. Participants were 483 students (55% male; 33% Euro-American, 25% African American, and 39% Latino). Propensity score weighting…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Middle School Students, Student Motivation
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Caemmerer, Jacqueline M.; Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Bond, Mark – School Psychology Review, 2016
Approximately half of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) have a co-occurring disability. Although assessing as well as diagnosing learning disabilities (LDs) is particularly difficult in this population, it is important to properly identify students who may be eligible for academic interventions or accommodations. This study analyzed…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Deafness, Learning Disabilities
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Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Knox, Haley Muir; Meredith, Holly; Akhmedjanova, Diana – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2015
Writing is an important content area that pervades all subject areas and is required for post-school success, yet many students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often struggle in written expression. In this article we discuss the characteristics of students with ASD that make writing difficult, and the strengths, such as the use of technology,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Writing Difficulties, Assistive Technology
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Solís, Michael; Vaughn, Sharon; Scammacca, Nancy – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2015
This experimental study examined the efficacy of a multicomponent reading intervention compared to a control condition on the reading comprehension of adolescent students with low reading comprehension (more than 1½ standard deviations below normative sample). Ninth-grade students were randomly assigned to treatment (n = 25) and comparison (n =…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Taub, Gordon E.; Lazarus, Philip J. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
This study investigated the relationship between improvement in students' timing/rhythmicity and reading achievement. Two hundred eighty high school-age participants completed pre- and post-test measures from the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement-III (Woodcock, McGrew, & Mather, 2001). Students in the experimental group participated in a…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests
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Packard, Abbot L.; Hazelkorn, Michael; Harris, Karen P.; McLeod, Robert – Journal of Research in Education, 2011
Although coteaching has become a widespread instructional option for students with disabilities, there are concerns regarding its effectiveness on student achievement especially at the secondary level. The authors examined whether ninth grade students with learning disabilities (LD) who received instruction in a resource classroom achieved at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Learning Disabilities