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Sheridan, Susan M.; Witte, Amanda L.; Holmes, Shannon; Wu, ChaoRong; Bhatia, Sonya A.; Angell, Samantha – Grantee Submission, 2017
This study reports the results of a randomized controlled trial examining the effect of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC), a family-school partnership intervention, on children's behaviors, parents' skills, and parent-teacher relationships in rural community and town settings. Participants were 267 children, 267 parents, and 152 teachers in…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Consultation Programs, Program Effectiveness, Family School Relationship
Kamps, Debra; Wills, Howard; Dawson-Bannister, Harriett; Heitzman-Powell, Linda; Kottwitz, Esther; Hansen, Blake; Fleming, Kandace – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2015
The purpose of the study was to determine the efficacy of the Class-Wide Function-Related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT) program for improving students' on-task behavior, and increasing teacher recognition of appropriate behavior. The intervention is a group contingency classroom management program consisting of teaching and reinforcing appropriate…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Positive Reinforcement, Behavior Problems
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Malone, Amelia S.; Schumacher, Robin F.; Namkung, Jessica; Hamlett, Carol L.; Jordan, Nancy C.; Siegler, Robert S.; Gersten, Russell; Changas, Paul – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
The main purposes of this study were to test the effects of teaching at-risk 4th graders to provide explanations for their mathematics work and examine whether those effects occur by compensating for limitations in cognitive processes. We randomly assigned 212 children to 3 conditions: a control group and 2 variants of a multicomponent fraction…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Processes
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Cambridge-Williams, Tiffany; Winsler, Adam; Kitsantas, Anastasia; Bernard, Elizabeth – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Nationwide, almost a third of 1st-year college students do not return to begin their sophomore year, and the 5-year graduation rate for undergraduates is only around 40%. It is important for universities to implement interventions, such as freshman transition courses, to help new students adjust to college life and succeed, and it is critical that…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Living Learning Centers, School Holding Power, Self Efficacy
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Feldman, Eileen Klein; Matos, Rosy – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
To support children with autism in inclusive classrooms, schools are increasingly utilizing paraprofessionals. However, research suggests that paraprofessionals often lack sufficient training and may inadvertently hinder the social interactions between children with disabilities and their peers. This study used a multiple baseline across…
Descriptors: Autism, Inclusion, Peer Relationship, Social Development
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Harackiewicz, Judith M.; Canning, Elizabeth A.; Tibbetts, Yoi; Giffen, Cynthia J.; Blair, Seth S.; Rouse, Douglas I.; Hyde, Janet S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Many students start college intending to pursue a career in the biosciences, but too many abandon this goal because they struggle in introductory biology. Interventions have been developed to close achievement gaps for underrepresented minority students and women, but no prior research has attempted to close the gap for first-generation students,…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Students, College Science, Biology
Miller, Cynthia; Binder, Melissa; Harris, Vanessa; Krause, Kate – MDRC, 2011
Although a growing number of individuals are enrolling in college in response to the increasing payoff to higher education, more than a third of them never finish. College completion rates are especially disappointing for low-income students, in many cases because they tend to enter college underprepared academically but also because they have…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Program Effectiveness, Scholarships, Financial Support
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Friedman, Daniel B.; Marsh, Elizabeth G. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2009
This study compared two approaches to a first-year seminar, special academic theme vs. college transition theme, to determine if one approach was more effective in terms of one-year retention rates, first-year grade point averages (GPAs), and student perceptions of the course experience and outcomes. Participants included 177 first-semester,…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Grade Point Average, Thematic Approach
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Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H.; Starkey, Prentice; Klein, Alice; Wakeley, Ann – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2008
This study used a randomized field trial design to evaluate the efficacy of a research-based model for scaling up an intervention focused on preschool mathematics. Although the successes of research-based educational practices have been documented, equally well known is the paucity of successful efforts to bring these practices to scale. The same…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement