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Hunter, Jodie; Jones, Ian – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
We administered specially-designed, free-response mathematics tasks to primary students (N = 583, ages five to 12 years old). Our focus was on whether (i) the children's responses could be reliably assessed, and (ii) the responses could provide insights into children's mathematical thinking. We used a contemporary comparative judgement technique,…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
Parr, Judy M.; Gadd, Murray – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2018
Writing is a demanding, multidimensional process that is, cognitively and socially, highly complex. Success in writing is vital to success in education and in the workforce. Writing is increasingly used to demonstrate learning through schooling and has the potential to contribute toward understanding and learning in the content areas. The project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Jesson, Rebecca N.; Cockle, Victoria – Education 3-13, 2016
The present study investigated 15 Year 4-6 classrooms in two multicultural schools in New Zealand to understand what opportunities students had to draw on their diverse experiences of texts. A mixed-methods approach was taken, including classroom observations and student interviews. Results suggested that lessons were characterised by a consistent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Writing Instruction, Grade 3
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Harvey, Shane T.; Evans, Ian M.; Hill, Rhys V. J.; Henricksen, Annette; Bimler, David – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
Emotional skills underpin what teachers do. However, relatively few studies have investigated whether these skills can be formally learnt by teachers and the benefits enhancing teachers' social-emotional skills may have on students. The current research aimed to develop an intervention to improve teachers' social-emotional skills in the classroom…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Classroom Environment, Intervention, Social Development
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Nicholas, Karen; Parkhill, Faye – Education 3-13, 2014
The Reading Recovery programme has been a key early literacy intervention in many international contexts for over two decades. As a consequence, there have been numerous investigations into its efficacy for short-term gains, but only a few on long-term sustainability. This study examines the progress of 95 Year 4-6 students from seven schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
Kreide, Anita Therese – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This longitudinal quantitative study compared literacy achievement of students from second through sixth grade based on two organizational systems: graded (traditional) and nongraded (multiage) classrooms. The California Standards Test (CST) scaled and proficiency scores for English-Language Arts (ELA) were used as the study's independent variable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Educational Practices, Effect Size
McNaughton, Stuart – Literacy Teaching and Learning, 2008
This paper considers how some features of our recent schooling improvement research in New Zealand could be thought of using a Reading Recovery lens. Three powerful Reading Recovery concepts (among many in the Reading Recovery theoretical base) are used to reflect on our research and development work to increase achievement in reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement
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Duncan, J. Scott; Schofield, Grant; Duncan, Elizabeth K.; Hinckson, Erica A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of age group, walking speed, and body composition on the accuracy of pedometer-determined step counts in children. Eighty-five participants (43 boys, 42 girls), ages 5-7 and 9-11 years, walked on a treadmill for two-minute bouts at speeds of 42, 66, and 90 m[middle dot]min[superscript -1]…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Physical Activities, Children, Measurement Equipment
Timperley, Helen S.; Parr, Judy M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
A national literacy professional development project reduced the achievement gap for students experiencing difficulties in reading or writing in 91 of New Zealand's schools. It was based on two premises: coherence within and between the multiple levels of the schooling and educational administration systems, and a focus on evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Administration, Identification, Feedback (Response)
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Browne, Jennifer; Carroll-Lind, Janis – Kairaranga, 2006
This article presents the findings of a case study undertaken with the year 5 girls in one school to investigate their experiences and understanding of covert intimidation, as well as the effects and impact of these practices in the school setting. The findings of the study were obtained from the analysis of interviews, researcher-generated…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Aggression
McGee, Lea M. – Literacy Teaching and Learning, 2006
In this article I critique six quantitative studies of Reading Recovery and five reviews of Reading Recovery research published in Tier 1 research journals--journals accepted as having high levels of "expert scrutiny" through peer review. I also critique several quantitative research studies of Reading Recovery published in Tier 2…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Reading Failure, Periodicals, Statistical Analysis