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Lachapelle, Cathy Pauline; Oh, Yoonkyung; Cunningham, Christine M. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
We present main effects of treatment and moderating effects of student background on science and engineering outcomes for grades 3-5 children participating in an engineering intervention. Data is from a large-scale randomized-controlled trial of two matched pairs (intervention and comparison) of engineering units. The intervention curriculum…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Engineering, Engineering Education, Intervention
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Orellana, Pelusa; Navarro, Marianela; Baldwin, Paula – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Lack of validated research tools in Spanish-speaking countries has limited the extent to which educational research can expand. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the exploration of affective factors in reading. The need for research on reading and reading motivation in Latin American countries calls for valid, reliable tools to…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Reading Motivation
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Tutwiler, Michael Shane; McCoach, D. Betsy; Hamilton, Rashea; Siegle, Del – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
In this study, we use large-scale, longitudinal data to model the growth in student reading across 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in three states using multi-level models for change (Singer & Willett, 2003) to fit individual growth models for students nested in schools and districts. Students who were identified as gifted had 3rd grade reading scores…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Academically Gifted, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Singh, Malkeet; Dunn, Hugh H. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) brings significant changes as well as opportunities for schools to improve their students' academic outcomes. One proposed regulation is for states to analyze the performance of student subgroups separately in order to show how states are levelling the playing field over time to ensure educational equity. This…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Parrott, Andria; Carman, Joanne; Kumi, Edwina Boateng – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
In large, urban school districts, few programs currently exist that support students' physical and mental wellness. In fall 2014, one large, urban school district piloted a health and wellness program in ten elementary schools. Accompanying this program, a three-year research study was designed to learn if students experience changes in their…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Size, Wellness, Student Welfare