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Lovett, Marsha; Meyer, Oded; Thille, Candace – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is an open educational resources project at Carnegie Mellon University that began in 2002 with a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. OLI creates web-based courses that are designed so that students can learn effectively without an instructor. In addition, the courses are often used by instructors…
Descriptors: Open Education, Cooperative Learning, Program Effectiveness, Acceleration (Education)
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Chamberlain, Anne; Daniels, Cecelia; Madden, Nancy A.; Slavin, Robert E. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2007
This article describes a randomized evaluation of The Reading Edge, a reading program for middle school students. The Reading Edge was designed to integrate findings of research on cooperative learning and metacognitive reading strategies into a replicable reading instructional package that could be implemented effectively in Title I middle…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques, Middle Schools, Reading
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Star, Jon R.; Seifert, Colleen – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2006
This paper explores the development of students' knowledge of mathematical procedures. Students' tendency to develop rote knowledge of procedures has been widely commented on. An alternative, more flexible endpoint for the development of procedural knowledge is explored here, where students choose to deviate from established solving patterns on…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Mason, Linda H. – American Educational Research Journal, 2006
Writing development involves changes that occur in children's strategic behavior, knowledge, and motivation. The authors examined the effectiveness of self-regulated strategy development (SRSD), a strategy instructional model designed to promote development in each of these areas. Instruction focused on planning and writing stories and persuasive…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Strategies, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Saddler, Bruce; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
Mastering sentence-construction skills is essential to learning to write. Limited sentence-construction skills may hinder a writer's ability to translate ideas into text. It may also inhibit or interfere with other composing processes, as developing writers must devote considerable cognitive effort to sentence construction. The authors examined…
Descriptors: Grammar, Sentence Structure, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Sherer, Michelle R.; Schreibman, Laura – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2005
Differential responsiveness to intervention programs suggests the inadequacy of a single treatment approach for all children with autism. One method for reducing outcome variability is to identify participant characteristics associated with different outcomes for a specific intervention. In this investigation, an analysis of archival data yielded…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Profiles, Child Behavior, Individual Differences
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Derby, Dustin; Smith, Thomas – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2004
Orientation and retention programs are common in institutions of higher education. The potential association between orientation programs and student retention, particularly within the community college sector, has long been neglected. This study presents an institutional view of a potential associative relationship between an orientation course…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Enrollment, Community Colleges, School Orientation
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Ryan, Michael P.; Glenn, Patricia A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2004
This paper presents an analysis of two common seminar formats: those based on learning- strategies interventions and those based on academic socialization interventions. The results of a natural experiment allowed a comparison of the retention impact of a strategy-based seminar and a socialization-focused seminar. For both more and less…
Descriptors: Seminars, Socialization, Learning Strategies, Class Rank
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Mathes, Patricia G.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Anthony, Jason L.; Francis, David J.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
This study investigated the effectiveness of combining enhanced classroom instruction and intense supplemental intervention for struggling readers in first grade. Further, it compared two supplemental interventions derived from distinct theoretical orientations, examining them in terms of effects on academic outcomes and whether children's…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Grade 1, Beginning Reading, Student Characteristics
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Craig-Unkefer, Lesley A.; Kaiser, Ann P. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2002
This study examined effects of an intervention (planned play, use of conversational social interaction strategies, and evaluation of play strategies) on the social-communicative interactions of six preschool children at risk for language delays and behavior problems. The intervention led to increases in social communicative behaviors, use of…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship
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Baker, Scott; Gersten, Russell; Keating, Thomas – Reading Research Quarterly, 2000
Describes "Start Making a Reader Today" (SMART), a volunteer tutoring program that helps K-2 students at risk of reading difficulties. Finds that the program improved students' word reading, reading fluency, and word comprehension, though level of performance at end of second grade was still much lower than that of average-achieving…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Longitudinal Studies, Primary Education, Program Descriptions
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Cardelle-Elawar, Maria – Elementary School Journal, 1990
Describes a study of the effect of teachers' verbal feedback on the ability of bilingual sixth graders to solve mathematical word problems. Treatment was based on Mayer's model of problem solving. Results indicated that theory-based feedback targeted to bilingual students' individual and class needs improved student mathematics performance. (GH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Feedback, Grade 6, Hispanic Americans
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Fidler, Paul P.; Godwin, Margi A. – Journal of Developmental Education, 1994
Describes the success of the Freshman Seminar Program at the University of South Carolina, designed to retain African-American students. Discusses the personal and social development needs of African-American students and how the Freshman Seminar contributes to their development. Presents data showing retention results. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, College Students, Educational Opportunities
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Peak, Janie; Dewalt, Mark W. – ERS Spectrum, 1994
Evaluates a computerized reading management and enrichment program's effects on college-bound ninth graders attending Cherryville Junior-Senior High School, in Gaston County, North Carolina. When total reading scores were compared on third-, sixth-, and eighth-grade California Achievement Tests, the Cherryville students (five-year program…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Enrichment Activities, Grade 9
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Odell, Patricia M. – Journal of the Freshman Year Experience & Students in Transition, 1996
"Avenues to Success in College," a noncredit first-year orientation course, taught study and coping skills, familiarized students with campus facilities, and provided information about drug/alcohol use and other first-year concerns. Students completing the course earned higher average grades, were less likely to experience academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Coping
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