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Quinn, David M.; Kim, James S. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
Theory and empirical work suggest that teachers' social capital influences school improvement efforts. Social ties are prerequisite for social capital, yet little causal evidence exists on how malleable factors, such as instructional management approaches, affect teachers' ties. In this cluster-randomized trial, we apply a decision-making…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Decision Making, Summer Programs, Reading Programs
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Horner, Robert H.; Newton, James S.; Todd, Anne W.; Algozzine, Bob; Algozzine, Kate; Cusumano, Dale; Preston, Angela – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Data-based problem solving is a hallmark of research-supported practices such as positive behavioral interventions and supports. In this study, we provided members of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) teams from 38 elementary schools with professional development focused on a research-supported problem-solving model…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Randomized Controlled Trials, Workshops, Intervention
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Dodge, Kenneth A.; Bai, Yu; Ladd, Helen F.; Muschkin, Clara G. – Child Development, 2017
North Carolina's Smart Start and More at Four (MAF) early childhood programs were evaluated through the end of elementary school (age 11) by estimating the impact of state funding allocations to programs in each of 100 counties across 13 consecutive years on outcomes for all children in each county-year group (n = 1,004,571; 49% female; 61%…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students
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Zoski, Jennifer L.; Erickson, Karen A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
This study investigated the feasibility of multicomponent linguistic awareness intervention on early literacy skills in at-risk kindergarteners. Seventeen students, including native Spanish-speaking English language learners (n = 10) and native English speakers (n = 7), participated in a 6-week small-group therapy program, for a total of 12…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, At Risk Students, Feasibility Studies, Metalinguistics
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Morris, Darrell; Trathen, Woodrow; Gill, Tom; Schlagal, Robert; Ward, Devery; Frye, Elizabeth M. – Reading Psychology, 2017
In this study we explore students' reading rates in grades 1-3. We begin with a short history of reading rate as an assessment measure in the early grades. Next, we share rate data from a recent study (N = 305) where children's contextual reading was assessed with a traditional passage-reading inventory. A comparison of our average grade-level…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Fluency
Quinn, David M.; Kim, James S. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
In a common approach for scaling up effective educational practice, schools adopt evidence-based programs to be implemented with fidelity. An alternative approach assumes that programs should be adapted to local contexts. In this randomized trial of a reading intervention, we study a scaffolded sequence of implementation in which schools first…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Media Adaptation, Educational Practices
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Sorensen, Lucy C.; Cook, Philip J.; Dodge, Kenneth A. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Prior research and anecdotal evidence from educators suggest that classroom peers play a meaningful role in how students learn. However, the literature has failed to consider the dynamic and context-dependent nature of classroom peer influence. Developmental psychology theories suggest that peer influence will increase and family influence will…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Family Influence, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Stevens, Joseph J.; Schulte, Ann C. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
This study examined mathematics achievement growth of students without disabilities (SWoD) and students with learning disabilities (LD) and tested whether growth and LD status interacted with student demographic characteristics. Growth was estimated in a statewide sample of 79,554 students over Grades 3 to 7. The LD group was significantly lower…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement
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Piontak, Joy Rayanne; Schulman, Michael D. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Schools are important sites for interventions to prevent childhood obesity. This study examines how variables measuring the socioeconomic and racial composition of schools and counties affect the likelihood of obesity among third to fifth grade children. Methods: Body mass index data were collected from third to fifth grade public…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Obesity, Statistical Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Jones, Brett D.; Sigmon, Miranda L. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: The purpose of our study was to assess whether the Elementary School version of the MUSIC® Model of Academic Motivation Inventory was valid for use with elementary students in classrooms with regular classroom teachers and student teachers enrolled in a university teacher preparation program. Method: The participants included 535…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Test Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Capotosto, Lauren; Kim, James S. – First Language, 2016
This study examines the effects of four types of reading comprehension questions--immediate, non-immediate, summary, and unanswerable questions--that linguistically diverse and predominantly low-income parents asked their fourth graders on children's text retellings. One-hundred-twenty (N = 120) parent and child dyads participated in a home visit…
Descriptors: Literacy, Low Income, Parent Child Relationship, Elementary School Students
Costa, Lara-Jeane C.; Edwards, Crystal N.; Hooper, Stephen R. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
This longitudinal study was conducted to determine (a) the rate of co-occurrence of reading disabilities (RDs) in a writing disability (WD) population of students followed from first grade to fourth grade and (b) the cognitive burden that is assumed by having a WD and a RD (WD + RD). The sample included 137 first-grade students from a single…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing Difficulties, Reading Difficulties, Multiple Disabilities
Brown, Katherine Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Improving academic achievement for students of color has long been the subject of debate among advocates of education reform (Anyon, 2013; Breitborde & Swiniarski, 2006; Payne, 2008). Some scholars have advocated for the Montessori method as an alternative educational approach to address some chronic problems in public education (Lillard,…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Elementary School Students, Public Schools, African American Students
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Kim, James S.; Guryan, Jonathan; White, Thomas G.; Quinn, David M.; Capotosto, Lauren; Kingston, Helen Chen – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
To improve the reading comprehension outcomes of children in high-poverty schools, policymakers need to identify reading interventions that show promise of effectiveness at scale. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a low-cost and large-scale summer reading intervention that provided comprehension lessons at the end of the school year and…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Summer Programs, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests
Clotfelter, Charles T.; Hemelt, Steven W.; Ladd, Helen F. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2016
This paper examines the role of teaching assistants and other personnel on student outcomes in elementary schools during a period of recession-induced cutbacks in teachers and teaching assistants. Using panel data from North Carolina, we exploit the state's unique system of financing its local public schools to identify the causal effects of…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Elementary School Students, Role, Minority Group Students
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