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West, Martin R.; Morton, Beth A.; Herlihy, Corinne M. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Data-based instructional programs have proliferated in American schools despite limited evidence of their effectiveness in improving educator practice and raising student achievement. We report results from a two-year school-randomized evaluation of the Achievement Network (ANet), a program providing schools with standards-aligned interim…
Descriptors: Data, Instruction, Educational Assessment, Formative Evaluation
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Jones, Curtis J.; Christian, Michael; Rice, Andrew – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The purpose of this report is to present the results of a two-year randomized control trial evaluation of the SPARK literacy program. SPARK is an early grade literacy program developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. In 2010, SPARK was awarded an Investing in Innovation (i3) Department of Education grant to further develop the…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Literacy, Reading Programs, Program Evaluation
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The study, "The Impact of Indiana's System of Interim Assessments on Mathematics and Reading," examined the effects of using Diagnostic Assessment Tools (DAT) on mathematics and reading outcomes for students in 59 Indiana schools during the 2009-10 academic year. DAT consists of interim assessment tools--Wireless Generation's mCLASS for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Achievement Gains
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For the 2013 study, "Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Randomized Experiment," researchers examined the impact of the Talent Transfer Initiative (TTI) on students' reading and mathematics achievement in 10 school districts. The TTI enabled principals of low-performing schools to provide…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Competencies, Low Achievement
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For the 2014 study, "The Iterative Development and Initial Evaluation of We Have Skills!, an Innovative Approach to Teaching Social Skills to Elementary Students", researchers examined the effects of We Have Skills! (WHS), a supplemental, video-based social skills program for early elementary students. WHS consists of three components:…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Interpersonal Competence
Tepper Jacob, Robin; Armstrong, Catherine; Willard, Jacklyn Altuna – MDRC, 2015
This study reports on an evaluation of the "Reading Partners" program, which uses community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to struggling readers in underresourced elementary schools. Established in 1999 in East Menlo Park, California, the mission of "Reading Partners" is to help children become lifelong readers by…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Volunteers, Reading Difficulties, Tutoring
Nakamoto, Jonathan; Sobolew-Shubin, Sandy; Orland, Martin – WestEd, 2015
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the Arts for Learning (A4L) Lessons Project on the literacy and life skills of students in grades 3, 4, and 5. A4L Lessons is a supplementary literacy curriculum designed to blend the creativity and discipline of the arts with learning science to raise student achievement in reading and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, School Districts, Reading Instruction
May, Henry; Sirinides, Philip; Gray, Abigail; Goldsworthy, Heather – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2016
This report presents the final results of a four-year independent external evaluation of the impacts and implementation of the scale-up of Reading Recovery, a literacy intervention targeting struggling 1st-grade students. The evaluation of Reading Recovery includes parallel rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental designs for estimating…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Intervention, Grade 1
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For the 2013 study, "Evaluation of the i3 Scale-up of Reading Recovery Year One Report, 2011-12," researchers examined the Year 1 impacts of the Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up of "Reading Recovery"®, a short-term intervention for struggling readers, on the reading achievement of first-grade students. The analytic sample…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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The 2013 study, "Does Working Memory Moderate the Effects of Fraction Intervention? An Aptitude-Treatment Interaction," examined the impacts of the fluency and conceptual versions of "Fraction Face-Off!," a math instruction program designed to improve knowledge of fractions and decimals in fourth-graders at risk for low…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Mathematics, Intervention
Quint, Janet C.; Balu, Rekha; DeLaurentis, Micah; Rappaport, Shelley; Smith, Thomas J.; Zhu, Pei – MDRC, 2014
This is the second of three reports from MDRC's evaluation of the Success for All (SFA) scale-up demonstration, funded under the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) competition. The report presents updated findings on SFA's implementation and impacts in the scale-up sites participating in the evaluation. The i3 evaluation…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Models, Control Groups
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Cheatham, Jennifer P.; Allor, Jill H.; Roberts, J. Kyle – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
This study examined the impact of independent practice of multiple-criteria text that targeted high-frequency words, decodability, and meaningfulness. Second-grade students, including at-risk students, were randomly assigned within classroom to a treatment group that read multiple-criteria text ("n" = 34), or contrast group that read…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills, Drills (Practice)
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Case, Lisa; Speece, Deborah; Silverman, Rebecca; Schatschneider, Christopher; Montanaro, Elizabeth; Ritchey, Kristen – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
This research investigated the immediate and long-term effects of a Tier 2 intervention for beginning readers identified as having a high probability of reading failure using a randomized control trial. First-grade participants (n = 123) were randomly assigned either to a 25-session intervention targeting key reading components, including…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Failure, Response to Intervention, Control Groups
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Williams, Joanna P.; Pollini, Simonne; Nubla-Kung, Abigail M.; Snyder, Anne E.; Garcia, Amaya; Ordynans, Jill G.; Atkins, J. Grant – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
This study evaluated the effectiveness of an intervention for second graders at risk for academic failure, which taught reading comprehension embedded in social studies content. The intervention included instruction about the structure of cause/effect expository text, emphasizing clue words, generic questions, graphic organizers, and close…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
Marquez, Brion; Marquez, Jessie; Vincent, Claudia G.; Pennefather, Jordan; Sprague, Jeffrey R.; Smolkowski, Keith; Yeaton, Pamela – Education and Treatment of Children, 2014
We describe the development and initial evaluation of the efficacy of "We Have Skills!" (WHS), a video-based social skills instructional program for early elementary school students. The components of WHS were designed to be scientifically sound, maximally useful to elementary school teachers, and effective in increasing students' social…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Pretests Posttests, Video Technology, Elementary School Students
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