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Savage, Robert; Abrami, Philip C.; Piquette, Noella; Wood, Eileen; Deleveaux, Gia; Sanghera-Sidhu, Sukhbinder; Burgos, Giovani – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This report describes a cluster randomized control trial (RCT) intervention study of the effectiveness of the ABRACADABRA (ABRA) Web-based literacy system using a classroom-level RCT intervention with 1,067 children in 74 kindergarten and Grade 1 or Grade 1/2 classrooms across Canada. The authors closely followed the CONSORT criteria for executing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Design, Early Reading
List, Jonathan S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study uses a bounded case to investigate how students engage in historical inquiry using digital historical sources. Drawing on research and theory related to historical thinking, digital history and new literacies, this study explores how students located historical documents in an online archive and then analyzed those documents given…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Thinking Skills, Internet
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Layng, Zachary R.; Layng, T. V. Joe – Behavior Analyst Today, 2012
Behaviorally-designed educational programs are often based on a research tradition that is not widely understood by potential users of the programs. Though the data may be sound and the prediction of outcomes for individual learners quite good, those advocating adoption of behaviorally-designed educational programs may need to do more in order to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Urban Schools, Measures (Individuals), Behavior Modification
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Davies, Dan; Collier, Chris; Howe, Alan – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This article reports on the outcomes from the "e-scape Primary Scientific and Technological Understanding Assessment Project" (2009-2010), which aimed to support primary teachers in developing valid portfolio-based tasks to assess pupils' scientific and technological enquiry skills at age 11. This was part of the wider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Video Technology, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Stephenson, Jennifer; O'Neill, Sue; Carter, Mark – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
With increasing expectations that preservice teachers will be prepared to teach students with special needs in regular classrooms, it is timely to review relevant units in teacher education courses. Units relevant to special education/inclusion in primary undergraduate teacher preparation courses in Australian tertiary institutions, delivered in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Strategies, Evidence
Cheung, Alan C. K.; Slavin, Robert E. – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2011
The use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms has been gaining tremendous momentum across the country since the 1990s. Many school districts have been investing heavily in various types of technology, such as computers, mobile devices, internet access, and interactive whiteboards. Almost all public schools have access to the internet and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Bowen, Natasha K.; Powers, Joelle D. – School Social Work Journal, 2011
Evidence-based practice and data-driven decision making (DDDM) are two approaches to accountability that have been promoted in the school literature. In spite of the push to promote these approaches in schools, barriers to their widespread, appropriate, and effective use have limited their impact on practice and student outcomes. This article…
Descriptors: Evidence, Prevention, Profiles, Decision Making
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Bebell, Damian; O'Dwyer, Laura M. – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2010
Despite the growing interest in 1:1 computing initiatives, relatively little empirical research has focused on the outcomes of these investments. The current special edition of the Journal of Technology and Assessment presents four empirical studies of K-12 1:1 computing programs and one review of key themes in the conversation about 1:1 computing…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement