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Shea, Lauren M.; Sandholtz, Judith Haymore; Shanahan, Therese B. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
This study investigates the impact of a professional development program that included two distinct components: strategies for infusing student-talk into grade-level lessons in science and mathematics; and school-level learning communities focused on readings and discussions of student-talk research. This article reports the program's impact on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English Teachers, English Language Learners, Science Education
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Steiner, Kristina L.; Pillemer, David B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Life span developmental psychology proposes that the ability to create a coherent life narrative does not develop until early adolescence. Using a novel methodology, 10-, 12-, and 14-year-old participants were asked to tell their life stories aloud to a researcher. Later, participants separated their transcribed narratives into self-identified…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Developmental Psychology, Autobiographies
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Shin, Nami – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
Despite federal and state laws and regulations that require states and local districts to provide English language learners (ELLs) with support services, prior research has indicated that ELLs are, in general, lagging behind non-ELLs in academic achievement. An unanswered question is whether the initial designation of students as ELL influences…
Descriptors: Classification, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Grimm, Ryan P.; Solari, Emily J.; McIntyre, Nancy S.; Denton, Carolyn A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
This study identified distinct, homogeneous latent profiles of at-risk (n = 141) and not at-risk (n = 149) first grade readers. Separate latent profile analyses were conducted with each subgroup using measures of phonological awareness, decoding, linguistic comprehension, and oral reading fluency. This study also examined which measures best…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Grade 1, Reading Skills
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Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Turiel, Elliot; DeWitt, Mila N.; Wolfberg, Pamela J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Given the significant role that typically developing children play in the social lives of children with autism spectrum disorder, it is important to understand how they evaluate and reason about the inclusion/exclusion of children with autism spectrum disorder in social situations. The objective of this study is to determine elementary students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Inclusion, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Peer Relationship
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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; McKinney de Royston, Maxine; O'Connor, Kathleen; Wischnia, Sarah – Urban Education, 2017
Despite post-racial rhetoric, stereotypes remain salient for American youth. We surveyed 150 elementary and middle schoolers in Northern California and conducted case studies of 12 students. Findings showed that (a) students hold school-related stereotypes that get stronger in middle school, (b) African American and Latino students experience…
Descriptors: Ethnic Stereotypes, Racial Bias, Knowledge Level, Beliefs
Ward, Shelley – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Language must be taught with academic vocabulary that is meaningful and that can be transferred between content and context. This comparative-descriptive research study examines how academic specific instruction increases students' learning of a second language acquisition (i.e., English). The conceptual framework of the study drew research…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse, Vocabulary Development
Tufts, Janet – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine what correlation exists between a student's poverty coefficient and the daily number of minutes provided for independent reading and third grade reading achievement level as measured by California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in small, rural school…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Poverty, Correlation, Reading Instruction
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Chiang, Linda H.; Griego, Orlando – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2017
The purpose of this study was to compare and associate BrainDance activity to a control group on reading scores as well as social, learning, and negative behavior. A total of 40 students in two classrooms participated in this study. A Likert scale and words per minute reading scores followed by quantitative analysis using a t-test to document and…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Reading Achievement, Student Behavior, Comparative Analysis
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Raney, Marcella; Henriksen, Adriel; Minton, Jessica; Lynch, Timothy Joseph – Cogent Education, 2017
Background: Acute physical activity breaks lasting 10--60 min have been related to positive effects on student focus and academic performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of repeated brief physical activity-infused academic lessons (1-5 min) on student retention and on-task behavior. Methods: One class from each K-2 grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Persistence, Time on Task, Kindergarten
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Raines, Tara C.; Gordon, Melissa; Harrell-Williams, Leigh; Diliberto, Rachele A.; Parke, Elyse M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Interventions developed to improve adaptive skills can improve academic achievement. The authors expanded this line of research by examining the relationship between performance on a state proficiency exam and adaptive skills classifications on the Behavioral Assessment System for Children, Second Edition parent and teacher reports. Participants…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment, Intervention
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Quirk, Matthew; Dowdy, Erin; Goldstein, Ariel; Carnazzo, Katherine – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
This study is a brief psychometric report examining the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP). Multiple regression models were tested examining associations between kindergarten teachers' ratings of children's social-emotional and cognitive readiness during the first month of kindergarten with academic and social-emotional outcomes almost 6…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Predictor Variables, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Wray-Lake, Laura; Metzger, Aaron; Syvertsen, Amy K. – Applied Developmental Science, 2017
Despite recognition that youth civic engagement is multidimensional, different modeling approaches are rarely compared or tested for measurement invariance. Using a diverse sample of 2,467 elementary, middle, and high school-aged youth, we measured eight dimensions of civic engagement: social responsibility values, informal helping, political…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
Hutchison, Colleen Scott Larson – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Many math students, both EL and non-EL, struggle to reach the level of proficiency on California state tests which is required since the passage of NCLB in 2002 (California Department of Education, 2012). In California only 34% of students scored at the level of proficiency or above in 2011 (National Assessment for Educational Progress, 2012). The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Quasiexperimental Design, Statistical Analysis, Grade 4
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
Texts are a central part of reading. Yet our understandings of appropriate text features and distributions of text diets at different points in students' reading development are limited. The thesis of the essay is that, if the trajectory of struggling readers is to change, attention is needed to the features of texts and students' text diets,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Equal Education, Morphology (Languages), Phonology
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