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Cook, Clayton R.; Fiat, Aria; Larson, Madeline; Daikos, Christopher; Slemrod, Tal; Holland, Elizabeth A.; Thayer, Andrew J.; Renshaw, Tyler – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2018
Externalizing behavior is a significant concern among teachers. Teachers could benefit from incorporating proactive strategies to prevent problem behaviors and promote academic engagement as students transition into the classroom learning environment. The purpose of this study was to conduct an experimental investigation of the Positive Greetings…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Change Strategies, Middle School Students, Student Behavior
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Mashburn, Andrew; Justice, Laura M.; McGinty, Anita; Slocum, Laura – Applied Developmental Science, 2016
Read It Again (RIA) is a curriculum for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) classrooms that targets children's development of language and literacy skills. A cluster randomized trial was conducted in which 104 pre-K classrooms in the Appalachian region of the United States were randomly assigned to one of three study conditions: Control (n = 30), RIA only…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Literacy, Child Development
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Berry, Vashti; Axford, Nick; Blower, Sarah; Taylor, Rod S.; Edwards, Rhiannon Tudor; Tobin, Kate; Jones, Carys; Bywater, Tracey – School Mental Health, 2016
There are a growing number of school-based interventions designed to promote children's social and emotional learning. One such intervention, PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies), was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial involving 5074 pupils aged 4-6 years at baseline in 56 primary schools across a large city in the UK. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs
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Hughes, Cerian; Cline, Tony – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of preschool Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), an early years curriculum designed to improve children's social and emotional competence, and reduce problem behaviour. Fifty-seven children aged three to four years took part in the study over one academic year. The control group (Group 1) received…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Education, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Honess, Andrea; Hunter, Deborah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
The research was designed to add to the UK-based literature around the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) curriculum, a whole school emotional literacy and social competence intervention. Seven semi-structured interviews were carried out with class teachers and pastoral leads. Questionnaires were designed to explore a number of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Change, Emotional Development
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Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Baroody, Alison E.; Curby, Timothy W.; Ko, Michelle; Thomas, Julia B.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Abry, Tashia; DeCoster, Jamie – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
This randomized controlled field trial examined the efficacy of the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach on student achievement. Schools (n = 24) were randomized into intervention and control conditions; 2,904 children were studied from end of second to fifth grade. Students at schools assigned to the RC condition did not outperform students at…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement
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Flook, Lisa; Smalley, Susan L.; Kitil, M. Jennifer; Galla, Brian M.; Kaiser-Greenland, Susan; Locke, Jill; Ishijima, Eric; Kasari, Connie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2010
A school-based program of mindful awareness practices (MAPs) was evaluated in a randomized control study of 64 second- and third-grade children ages 7-9 years. The program was delivered for 30 minutes, twice per week, for 8 weeks. Teachers and parents completed questionnaires assessing children's executive function immediately before and following…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Questionnaires, Metacognition
Bringle, Robert G.; Hatcher, Julie A.; Muthiah, Richard N. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2010
Retention of college students is a priority of all colleges and universities. This research investigated whether or not student enrollment in a service-learning course in the fall semester of college was related to (a) intentions to stay on that campus, based on self-reports at the end of the semester, and (b) re-enrollment the following fall on…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Enrollment, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen
Klinghoffer, Curtis L. – Online Submission, 2008
A tuition-free, vocational, English as a second language (ESL) program offered at a large community college suffers from high attrition as well as student dissatisfaction with curriculum. The purpose of this quasi-experimental, longitudinal study was to assess the effectiveness of a specific ESL curriculum supplement as an intervention to…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Intervention, Standardized Tests
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Burke, Jennifer N.; Cizek, Gregory J. – Assessing Writing, 2006
This study was conducted to gather evidence regarding effects of the mode of writing (handwritten vs. word-processed) on compositional quality in a sample of sixth grade students. Questionnaire data and essay scores were gathered to examine the effect of composition mode on essay scores of students of differing computer skill levels. The study was…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests, Writing Processes, Grade 6
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Calhoon, Mary Beth; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Greenberg, Daphne; King, Amber; Avalos, Annalise – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of a supplemental peer-tutoring reading program on phonological and reading fluency skills of first graders (N=78) who were in predominantly Hispanic Title 1 classrooms. Sixty-eight percent of the students were Hispanic, all were English speaking. Six classrooms were randomly assigned to either…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Hispanic American Students, Grade 1, Learning Strategies
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Ryder, Randall J.; Burton, Jennifer Lyn; Silberg, Anna – Journal of Educational Research, 2006
In a 3-year longitudinal study, the authors examined the effect of Direct Instruction (DI) on students' reading achievement, teacher perceptions, nature of the classroom, and special education referral rate. Urban and suburban students completed the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests in the fall of Grade 1 and spring of Grades 1, 2, and 3. Teachers…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
Mitchell, Stephanie; Wile, Nancy – 2002
This report documents the evaluation of selected Portland, Oregon, Public Schools elementary and middle school literacy instructional programs and professional development models in 2000-2001. The literacy evolution examined the use of four reading intervention programs and professional development models as well as district adoptions of publisher…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Literacy, Middle Schools
Dayton, Charles; And Others – 1989
During the 1987-88 school year, 12 academy programs were operating in California under state sponsorship, including the two original Peninsula Academies in operation since 1981, and 10 replications of these, called Partnership Academies. The academies are designed to reduce the number of dropouts among at-risk high school youth. They combine a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention
Orr, Margaret Terry – 1989
The multiple causes and complex nature of the dropout problem require a variety of program approaches to help both at-risk students and dropouts. Twelve-Together (Detroit, Michigan), Adopt-a-Student (Atlanta, Georgia), and the Summer Youth Employment Program (New Bedford, Massachusetts) are supplemental services providing counseling and job…
Descriptors: Comprehensive Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts