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Santiago, Catherine DeCarlo; Raviv, Tali; Ros, Anna Maria; Brewer, Stephanie K.; Distel, Laura M. L.; Torres, Stephanie A.; Fuller, Anne K.; Lewis, Krystal M.; Coyne, Claire A.; Cicchetti, Colleen; Langley, Audra K. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
The current study provides the first replication trial of Bounce Back, a school-based intervention for elementary students exposed to trauma, in a different school district and geographical area. Participants in this study were 52 1st through 4th graders (M[subscript age] = 7.76 years; 65% male) who were predominately Latino (82%). Schools were…
Descriptors: Trauma, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Intervention
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Celinska, Dorota – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Overrepresentation of African American students in special education has been related to the unfavorable academic outcomes and achievement gap for these students. In a search for a comprehensive account of the roots of these perpetuating concerns, narrative skills are of importance because of their relation to reading achievement and school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, African American Students, Learning Disabilities
Terrell-Smith, Nicole B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the correlation between student achievement, the financial health of a diverse sample of public Illinois elementary school districts, and their local wealth. Research suggested that the wealth of the district within itself does not affect student performance. Specific possible associated factors included instructional methods,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Finance, School District Wealth
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Ma, Shufeng; Zhang, Jie; Anderson, Richard C.; Morris, Joshua; Nguyen-Jahiel, Kim Thi; Miller, Brian; Jadallah, May; Sun, Jingjing; Lin, Tzu-Jung; Scott, Theresa; Hsu, Yu-Li; Zhang, Xin; Latawiec, Beata; Grabow, Kay – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2017
Instructional influences on productive use of academic vocabulary were investigated among 460 mostly African American and Latina/o fifth graders from 36 classrooms in eight public schools serving low-income families. Students received a 6-week unit on wolf management involving collaborative group work (CG) or direct instruction (DI). The big…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Low Income Groups, African American Students
McConnell, Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify the perceived self-leadership capacity and behaviors of K-5 principals in the state of Illinois and to establish whether or not there was a correlation between principal self-leadership and student achievement. In order to achieve this overall objective, the following research questions framed…
Descriptors: Principals, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Statistical Analysis
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Kelley, Jamey; Demorest, Steven M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2016
Since the arrival of the first charter school in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have become one of the largest movements in educational reform. In recent years, research has emerged that has compared the effectiveness of charter schools with their traditional school counterparts. The purpose of this study was to compare the extent of music…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Charter Schools, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Vale, Angela; Schumacher, Julie Raeder; Cullen, Robert W.; Gam, Hae Jin – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: Recent US Department of Agriculture regulations increased the amount and variety of vegetables required for school lunches. Vegetables are the most wasted components of lunch while entrées are selected and consumed by the majority of children. This study examined how adding vegetable purée to an elementary school lunch entrée…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Elementary School Students, Lunch Programs
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Baroody, Arthur J.; Purpura, David J.; Eiland, Michael D.; Reid, Erin E. – Cognition and Instruction, 2014
Achieving fluency with basic subtraction and add-with-8 or -9 combinations is difficult for primary grade children. A 9-month training experiment entailed evaluating the efficacy of software designed to promote such fluency via guided learning of reasoning strategies. Seventy-five eligible first graders were randomly assigned to one of three…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Madill, Rebecca A.; Gest, Scott D.; Rodkin, Philip C. – School Psychology Review, 2014
This study examines the roles of emotionally supportive teacher-child interactions and child characteristics (aggressive-disruptive behavior and low peer social preference) in first-, third, and fifth-grade children's perceptions of teacher closeness and sense of peer community. Results from a series of multilevel models suggest that emotionally…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Student Characteristics, Aggression
Schmidt, William H.; Cogan, Leland S. – Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2014
Assessments of U.S. students typically reveal stronger performance in science than mathematics yet their science performance remains uninspiring at best. Whether the metric considered is an international benchmark from TIMSS or PISA or the nation's NAEP report card, the mediocre portrait of U.S. science achievement has remained virtually unchanged…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Museums, Urban Areas, Public Schools
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Ji, Peter; DuBois, David L.; Flay, Brian R. – Journal of Research in Character Education, 2013
The Social-Emotional and Character Development Scale (SECDS) is intended as a measure of social-emotional skills and character for elementary school-age children. This study investigated the measure's psychometric properties using data collected over 5 waves for a cohort of students followed from Grades 3 to 5 in 14 urban elementary schools (N…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Ethics, Validity
Yudzentis, Jayne E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative, quasi-experimental study investigated the reading achievement of students at-risk of failure to learn to read. This study analyzed the effectiveness of the reading intervention program, Reading Success, which is used with at-risk first grade students in an elementary school district in DuPage County, Illinois. The Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Reading Failure
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Anggoro, Florencia K.; Stein, Nancy L.; Jee, Benjamin D. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
The present study examined the cognitive factors that influence children's physical science learning from a multimedia instruction. Using a causally coherent text and visual models, we taught 4th- and 7th-grade children about the observable and molecular properties of the three states of water. We manipulated whether the text was read by a tutor…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Cognitive Ability, Physical Sciences, Grade 4
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
A representative sample of 122,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, which is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. This report covers the overall results, achievement level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Assessment
Luppescu, Stuart; Allensworth, Elaine M.; Moore, Paul; de la Torre, Marisa; Murphy, James – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2011
"Trends in Chicago's Schools Across Three Eras of Reform" finds that Chicago Public Schools has experienced tremendous growth in graduation rates over the past 20 years, but learning gains have been modest. The report tracks elementary and high school test scores and graduation rates in Chicago since 1988, when U.S. Secretary of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate
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