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Rosen-O'Leary, Robin; Thompson, Eustace G. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
The current focus on STEM education is based on the idea that science, technology, engineering and math be taught in an interdisciplinary and applied approach in grades K-12. There is growing attention to integrating the arts as an equal partner to STEM learning (STEAM). The purpose of this cluster random sample experimental study was to examine…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Visual Arts, Retention (Psychology)
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Donegan, Rachel E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This study examined and quantified the maintenance of reading comprehension effects from a 4th-grade intervention for students with reading difficulties across the summer into the fall of 5th grade. We randomly assigned 4th-grade students with reading comprehension difficulties to a multicomponent reading intervention (Passport) or to typical…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Donegan, Rachel E. – Grantee Submission, 2019
This study examined and quantified the maintenance of reading comprehension effects from a fourth grade intervention for students with reading difficulties across the summer into the fall of fifth grade. Fourth grade students with reading comprehension difficulties were randomly assigned to a multi-component reading intervention (Passport) or to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Elmas, Ridvan; Aydogdu, Bülent; Saban, Yakup – International Education Studies, 2017
This study has two primary objectives. The first one is preparation of an efficient review book including a series of activities, which will help fourth grade students exercise what they learned in the elementary science course in a year. The second objective is examination of the prepared book in the framework of student and teacher opinions. In…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Grade 4, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Sarac, Hakan; Tarhan, Devrim – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In the rapidly developing age of technology, the contribution of using multimedia-supported instructional materials in the field of teaching technologies to science education has been increasing steadily. The purpose of this research is to compare the multimedia learning instructional materials prepared according to the 7E learning model and the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Materials, Experimental Groups
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Vandevelde, Sabrina; Van Keer, Hilde; Merchie, Emmelien – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors explore the effects of student tutoring as an approach to provide support on self-regulated learning (SRL) to fifth- and sixth-grade students with a low socioeconomic or immigrant background. In total, 401 Flemish (Belgium) students participated. A quasi-experimental study with pretest, posttest, and retention test control group design…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Immigrants, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Hardiman, Mariale; JohnBull, Ranjini Mahinda; Carran, Deborah – Grantee Submission, 2017
Strong correlational evidence suggests that involvement in the arts improves students' academic outcomes and memory of learning events (e.g., Peppler et al., 2014; Robinson, 2013; Scripps & Paradis, 2014). It is unclear, however, whether the improved outcomes are the result of general exposure to the arts, arts integrated into content…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Memory, Retention (Psychology)
Solak, Ekrem; Cakir, Recep – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this study was to inform about some of the current applications and literature on Augmented Reality (AR) technology in education and to present experimental data about the effectiveness of AR application in a language classroom at the elementary level in Turkey. The research design of the study was quasi-experimental. Sixty-one 5th…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Computer Simulation
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Gallagher, Melissa A.; Anderson, Blythe E. – Reading Teacher, 2016
Vocabulary instruction is a key component of reading comprehension but is often not addressed sufficiently in classrooms. The authors worked with a team of fifth-grade teachers in professional development targeted to learning instructional strategies for developing students' vocabularies. In this article, the authors share two strategies that the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Teachers
Lyons McLaughlin, Emily; Simms, Nina; Begolli, Kreshnik Nasi; Richland, Lindsey Engle – Grantee Submission, 2017
Stereotype threat--a situational context in which individuals are concerned about confirming a negative stereotype--has been frequently shown to test performance, with one hypothesized mechanism being that cognitive resources are temporarily coopted by intrusive thoughts and worries, leading individuals to underperform despite high content…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, African American Students, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Haegele, Katherine; Burns, Matthew K. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2015
The amount of information that students can successfully learn and recall at least 1 day later is called an acquisition rate (AR) and is unique to the individual student. The current study extended previous drill rehearsal research with word recognition by (a) using students identified with a learning disability in reading, (b) assessing set sizes…
Descriptors: Students, Learning Disabilities, Memory, Recall (Psychology)
Fleetwood, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Determining effective instructional strategies for the attitudes and achievement of middle school social studies students and the attitudes of their teachers was the focus of this study. Specifically, the researcher looked at the difference in the impacts that direct and indirect instruction made on attitude and achievement of students, attitude…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Middle School Students