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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
"Connected Mathematics Project" (CMP) is a math curriculum for students in grades 6-8. It uses interactive problems and everyday situations to explore mathematical ideas, with a goal of fostering a problem-centered, inquiry-based learning environment. At each grade level, the curriculum covers numbers, algebra, geometry/measurement,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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"Prentice Hall/Pearson Literature¬©" (2007-15) is an English language arts curriculum designed for students in grades 6-12 that focuses on building reading, vocabulary, literary analysis, and writing skills. It uses passages from fiction and nonfiction texts, poetry, and contemporary digital media. The curriculum is based on a textbook.…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Language Arts, Literacy, Educational Research
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The 2011 study, "Benefits of Practicing 4 = 2 + 2: Nontraditional Problem Formats Facilitate Children's Understanding of Mathematical Equivalence," examined the effects of addition practice using nontraditional problem formats on students' understanding of mathematical equivalence. In nontraditional problem formats, operations appear on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Addition, Teaching Methods
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"PLATO[R] Achieve Now" is a software-based curriculum for the elementary and middle school grades. Instructional content is delivered via the PlayStation Portable (PSP[R]) system, allowing students to access learning materials in various settings. Software-based assessments are used to customize individual instruction, allowing students…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Computer Software
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
The SuccessMaker[R] program is a set of computer-based courses used to supplement regular classroom reading instruction in grades K-8. Using adaptive lessons tailored to a student's reading level, SuccessMaker[R] aims to improve understanding in areas such as phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and concepts of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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VanDerHeyden, Amanda M.; Witt, Joseph C.; Barnett, David W. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2005
Response to intervention (RTI) has emerged as a promising, but possibly vulnerable, alternative to the current model of identification and eligibility assessment in special education. Nested within a simple and compelling structure for RTI are many questions and challenges that make its future as "policy" at-risk unless these issues can…
Descriptors: Intervention, Curriculum Based Assessment, Reading Tests, Academic Achievement
Sacks, Peter – School Administrator, 2000
For 2 decades, policymakers have pretended that bureaucratic, state-imposed standards, testing, and sanctions will fundamentally raise all schoolchildren's academic achievement and create productive citizens. The losers have been children of the poor, working class, and undereducated. Policymakers are holding schools and children accountable for…
Descriptors: Accountability, Costs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Policy
Pamphlet, Lynette – 1994
Noting that existing research reveals considerable diversity among researchers' philosophical stances toward literature-based reading instruction versus traditional basal reading instruction, a study determined what effects literature-based instruction had on the reading achievement of fourth graders. Subjects, fourth-grade students of the John P.…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Comparative Analysis, Grade 4, Instructional Effectiveness
Dowdell, Tyrone – 1996
A study examined the effect of Direct Instruction (DI) on the reading achievement of sixth graders. Subjects were 72 Chicago Public School students, nearly 100% minority. In the school year of 1994-95 no students received DI. A sample of 30 students who performed poorly, with stanines of 1, 2, and 3 on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) were…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 6, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
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Seever, Margaret – 1991
This report presents a formative evaluation of the first year's program of Trailwoods Environmental Science School, a magnet elementary school in the Kansas City School District in Missouri. The school serves students in grades kindergarten through grade 5 and began operation in the fall of 1990. The report focuses on the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Achievement Rating, Administrator Effectiveness