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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
Dale, Paul M. – 1995
This study assessed the impact of the HORIZONS Student Support Program on participating college freshmen at Purdue University (Indiana). HORIZONS is a federally funded program designed to increase retention of first generation, low income, or physically disabled students. The cornerstone of the project and the vehicle through which most services…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Affective Objectives, College Freshmen, Disabilities
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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