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Biancarosa, Gina; Kennedy, Patrick C.; Carlson, Sarah E.; Yoon, HyeonJin; Seipel, Ben; Liu, Bowen; Davison, Mark L. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Prior research suggests that subscores from a single achievement test seldom add value over a single total score. Such scores typically correspond to subcontent areas in the total content domain, but content subdomains might not provide a sound basis for subscores. Using scores on an inferential reading comprehension test from 625 third, fourth,…
Descriptors: Scores, Scoring, Achievement Tests, Grade 3
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Hulse, Taylyn; Daigle, Maria; Manzo, Daniel; Braith, Lindsay; Harrison, Avery; Ottmar, Erin – Grantee Submission, 2019
This paper examines whether using "From Here to There!" ("FH2T:E"), a dynamic game-based mathematics learning technology relates to improved early algebraic understanding. We use student log files within FH2T to explore the possible benefits of student behaviors and gamification on learning gains. Using in app measures of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Algebra
Hamilton, Rashea; McCoach, D. Betsy; Tutwiler, M. Shane; Siegle, Del; Gubbins, E. Jean; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Brodersen, Annalissa V.; Mun, Rachel U. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Although the relationships between family income and student identification for gifted programming are well documented, less is known about how school and district wealth are related to student identification. To examine the effects of institutional and individual poverty on student identification, we conducted a series of three-level regression…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools
Askew, Karyl; Stevenson, Olivia; Jones, Bridget – Grantee Submission, 2018
"INSPIRE" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "INSPIRE" provides an innovative integrated K-12 STEM pipeline approach focused on STEM course content and instructional redesign. The INSPIRE model was implemented in Cabarrus County…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Burte, Heather; Gardony, Aaron L.; Hutton, Allyson; Taylor, Holly A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Individuals with better spatial thinking have increased interest and greater achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines (Wai, Lubinski, & Benbow, 2009). This relationship means that STEM education may benefit from leveraging spatial thinking, but measures of spatial thinking as they relate to specific…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Spatial Ability, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Skills
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Hebert, Michael; Bohaty, Janet J.; Nelson, J. Ron; Roehling, Julia; Christensen, Kristin – Grantee Submission, 2018
Students with writing difficulties may have difficulty when writing informational text with source material due to (a) inexperience with such text and (b) difficulties reading and understanding source material. Teaching students to take notes related to informational text using text structures (e.g., description, compare/contrast) may help them…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Notetaking
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Klingbeil, David A.; Dart, Evan H.; Schramm, Amber L. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Check-in/check-out (CICO) is widely used as a Tier 2 intervention within school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports. Evidence suggests that traditional CICO is primarily effective for students demonstrating problem behavior maintained by adult attention. A growing body of research has investigated function-modified CICO to address…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports
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Wood, Carla; Fitton, Lisa; Petscher, Yaacov; Rodriguez, Estrella; Sunderman, Gretchen; Lim, Taehyeong – Grantee Submission, 2018
Purpose: This study aimed to examine the effect of an intensive vocabulary intervention embedded in e-books on the vocabulary skills of young Spanish-English speaking English Learners (ELs) from low SES backgrounds. Methods: Children (288) in kindergarten and first grade were randomly assigned to treatment and read-only conditions. All children…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Vocabulary Development, Bilingual Students
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Pfiffner, Linda J.; Rooney, Mary E.; Jiang, Yuanyuan; Haack, Lauren M.; Beaulieu, Allyson; McBurnett, Keith – Grantee Submission, 2018
Objectives: The Collaborative Life Skills (CLS) program is a school-home intervention for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms and impairment. CLS integrates school, parent, and student treatments followed by booster sessions during a maintenance period into the subsequent school year. The program is delivered by…
Descriptors: Intervention, Family School Relationship, Daily Living Skills, Elementary School Students
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Wagle, Rhea; Dowdy, Erin; Yang, Chunyan; Palikara, Olympia; Castro, Susana; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Furlong, Michael J. – Grantee Submission, 2018
The "Psychological Sense of School Membership" (PSSM) scale has been used for more than 20 years to measure students' sense of school belonging, yet its psychometric properties have had limited examination with pre-adolescent children. This study investigated the utility and psychometrics of the PSSM in three primary school samples from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student School Relationship, Psychometrics, Cultural Differences
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Foreman-Murray, Lindsay; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Student explanations of their mathematical thinking and conclusions have become a greater part of the assessment landscape in recent years. With a sample of 71 4th-grade students at-risk for mathematics learning disabilities, we investigated the relation between student accuracy in comparing the magnitude of fractions and the quality of students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills
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Davison, Mark L.; Biancarosa, Gina; Carlson, Sarah E.; Seipel, Ben; Liu, Bowen – Grantee Submission, 2018
The computer-administered Multiple-Choice Online Causal Comprehension Assessment (MOCCA) for Grades 3 to 5 has an innovative, 40-item multiple-choice structure in which each distractor corresponds to a comprehension process upon which poor comprehenders have been shown to rely. This structure requires revised thinking about measurement issues…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Pilot Projects, Measurement
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Bassok, Daphna; Gibbs, Chloe R.; Latham, Scott – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study employs data from both kindergarten cohorts of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (n ~ 12,450 in 1998; n ~ 11,000 in 2010) to assess whether associations between preschool participation and children's academic and behavioral outcomes--both at school entry (Mean age = 5.6 years in both cohorts) and through third grade--have changed…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Preschool Education
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Ansari, Arya; Purtell, Kelly M. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Although scientific research has clearly shown that preschool programs prepare children for kindergarten, increasing attention has been drawn to whether these early investments in children's education have long-term impacts. Here, we argue that long-term impacts of preschool cannot be viewed in isolation from children's subsequent experiences and,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Readiness, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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Ansari, Arya; Gottfried, Michael A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Background: School absenteeism has been recognized as a growing issue in the United States, especially during the early elementary school years when it is most pervasive. Accordingly, there has been growing interest in understanding why children are absent and whether certain early educational experiences can reduce children's rates of school…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Child Care Centers
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