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Brighton, Catherine M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Huang, Francis H. L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
This study of advanced readers in Reading First (RF) classrooms was part of a larger evaluation of one state's RF implementation. The study's purposes were to (a) assess the longitudinal growth of advanced primary readers as compared with their non-advanced-reading peers over a 3-year timeframe and (b) determine the degree to which RF classrooms…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Atkinson, Becky M. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2015
In this article, I offer an examination of findings from a recently completed qualitative study conducted in the south-eastern region of the US. In the study, nine teachers from three different schools representing two different school districts were interviewed twice about how they dealt with their students' Stanford Achievement Test 10 (SAT 10)…
Descriptors: Accountability, Testing, Achievement Tests, Qualitative Research
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Hurst, Sylvia; Griffity, Priscilla – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of teacher read-aloud on adolescent learning in science and variation according to individual reading ability. The study gathered both quantitative and qualitative data for analysis from 2 treatment procedures. All seventh and eighth grade students participated in 2 consecutive units of study:…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Reading Aloud to Others, Pretests Posttests
Harris, Douglas N.; Sass, Tim R. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2009
Mounting pressure in the policy arena to improve teacher productivity either by improving signals that predict teacher performance or through creating incentive contracts based on performance--has spurred two related questions: Are there important determinants of teacher productivity that are not captured by teacher credentials but that can be…
Descriptors: Credentials, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Principals
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Riel, Margaret; Schwarz, Jennifer; Hitt, Amy – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2002
Closing the digital divide requires much more than buying equipment, it requires increasing the knowledge and skills of teachers using the technology, and access to digital tools in the community. In such a larger system of change, technology can serve as a catalyst for increasing teacher and student learning. The Anaheim City School District…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Integration