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Church, Jessica A.; Cirino, Paul T.; Miciak, Jeremy; Juranek, Jenifer; Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
The role of executive function (EF) in the reading process, and in those with reading difficulties, remains unclear. As members of the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities, we review multiple perspectives regarding EF in reading and then summarize some of our recent studies of struggling and typical readers in grades 3-5. Study 1a found that a…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Reading Difficulties, Response to Intervention, Reading Processes
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Karumbaiah, Shamya; Ocumpaugh, Jaclyn; Baker, Ryan S. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2019
Demographic information often proves useful for finding subpopulations in educational data. Unfortunately, it is often not collected in the log files of online learning systems, which serve as one of the primary sources of data for the Educational Data Mining community. Recent work has sought to address this issue by investigating school-level…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Student Behavior, Performance, Institutional Characteristics
Hoover, Jennifer Lauren – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Some approaches to teaching mathematics have led to decreased student motivation. Gamification is an application of game elements within nongame settings. While gamification may increase motivation in other contexts, its effective use in digital mathematics instruction to motivate elementary students is undetermined. Based on the constructs of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Game Based Learning
McREL International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to conduct a rigorous, external evaluation of the impact of the "Education Galaxy" Online Assessment, Practice, and Instruction programs on mathematics and reading achievement. Specifically, the study used a quasi-experimental (matched comparison) design that conforms with the requirements of the Every…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Electronic Learning
Turner, Kristina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to determine the impact Communities In Schools, an integrated student supports provider, has on the achievement results for elementary age economically disadvantaged and minority students. A causal-comparative design was utilized to compare achievement outcomes for African American, economically disadvantaged,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Minority Group Students, Low Income Students, Academic Achievement
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Hughes, Jan N.; Im, Myung H. – Child Development, 2016
Between-child and within-child effects of teacher-student warmth and conflict on children's peer-nominated disliking and liking across Grades 1-4 (ages 6-10) were investigated in a sample of 746 ethnically diverse and academically at-risk children in Texas. Multilevel modeling controlled for time-invariant between-child differences while modeling…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Higgins, Kristina N.; Crawford, Lindy; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Horney, Mark – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2016
Mathematical reasoning involves comprehending mathematical information and concepts in a logical way and forming conclusions and generalizations based on this comprehension. Computer-based learning has been incorporated into classrooms across the country, and specific aspects of technology need to be studied to determine how programs are…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Menke, Mandy R. – Hispania, 2015
Language immersion students' lexical, syntactic, and pragmatic competencies are well documented, yet their phonological skill has remained relatively unexplored. This study investigates the Spanish vowel productions of a cross-sectional sample of 35 one-way Spanish immersion students. Learner productions were analyzed acoustically and compared to…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Vowels, Elementary School Students, Spanish
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Zoch, Melody – Journal of Literacy Research, 2015
This ethnographic study reports on one elementary literacy coach's response to high-stakes testing and her approach to support third- through fifth-grade teachers in a Title I school in Texas. Sources of data included field notes and observations of classes and meetings, audio/video recordings, and transcribed interviews. The findings illustrate…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Literacy, High Stakes Tests, Elementary School Teachers
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Augustine, Catherine H.; McCombs, Jennifer Sloan – State Education Standard, 2015
The Wallace Foundation is funding a multiyear demonstration project to determine whether voluntary, district summer learning programs can stem summer learning loss for low-income students. Six districts--Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Duval County (Florida), Pittsburgh, and Rochester, New York--were selected for the demonstration project and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness
Blankenship, Jill M. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study tested to determine if a relationship existed between excused versus unexcused absences on STAAR reading and math scale scores for Hispanic, economically disadvantaged third through fifth grade elementary students in a rural South Texas school district. Research questions included: 1) Is there a relationship between excused absences and…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Low Income Students
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Brown, Amber; Lee, Joohi – School Community Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the Home Improvement for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on school performance during the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. The study employed a quasi-experimental, post-hoc design using existing data on children who participated in the HIPPY program as 3-, 4-, or 5-year-olds, including:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Grade 3
Oliveras, Yanira – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The quality of education and the teachers' effectiveness impact students' lives beyond classroom performance (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2012) and achievement on standardized tests. However, some claim there is a prevalent failure to recognize teacher's effectiveness, to effectively document poor teacher performance and to provide teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Influence
Larke, Patricia J.; Webb-Hasan, Gwendolyn; Jimarez, Teresa; Li, Yeping – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2014
This study provides a critical look at achievement of African American (AA), and Latino (L) females in third and fifth grades on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in reading, mathematics and science. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the 2007 and 2011 TAKS raw data. Data analyses indicate that AAL females had the lowest…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Fernandez, Mary Ruth; Guzman, Norma – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
This mixed methods study examines factors associated with student learning outcomes for Mexican American students in the public elementary schools. The problem of disproportionate identification of cultural and linguistically diverse students in special education is addressed. This study looks at 23 third and fourth grade students by means of a…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Academic Achievement, Mexican Americans, Student Attitudes
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