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Sharp, Laurie A.; Tiegs, Ali – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Learning through the fine arts possesses many benefits, yet efforts to address the arts within public schools, particularly rural schools, are insufficient. In an effort to support rural public schools in Texas, Window On a Wider World (WOWW) began providing fine arts enriched education programming in 2006 to area partner schools that serve…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Art Education, Enrichment Activities, Public Schools
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Solari, Emily J.; Denton, Carolyn A.; Petscher, Yaacov; Haring, Christa – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
This study investigates the effects and feasibility of an intervention for first-grade students at risk for reading difficulties or disabilities (RD). The intervention was provided by general education classroom teachers and consisted of 15 min whole-class comprehension lessons (Tier 1) and 30 min Tier 2 intervention sessions in word reading,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Feasibility Studies, Program Implementation, Word Study Skills
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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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Chen, Xuewei; Cisse-Egbuonye, Nafissatou; Spears, Erica C.; Mkuu, Rahma; McKyer, E. Lisako J. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Due to the disproportionately high rates of obesity within the US Hispanic community, there is a critical need to address this health disparity issue. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between parents' socio-demographic characteristics and their children's food consumption. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting:…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Hispanic American Students, Grade 4, Health Behavior
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Tong, Fuhui; Luo, Wen; Irby, Beverly J.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Rivera, Hector – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
We examined the direct impact of an ongoing, intensive, and structured professional development (PD) within an English-as-second-language (ESL) instructional intervention on (a) teachers' time allocation in cognitive--academic language proficiency (CALP) and (b) Spanish-speaking English language learners' (ELLs) CALP development from the second to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Expressive Language, Vocabulary Development
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Verlaan, Wolfram; Pearce, Daniel L.; Zeng, Guang – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between listening comprehension and reading comprehension to determine if environmental factors might be contributing to a possible change in the equalization age for these two comprehension modalities from what was theorized by Thomas Sticht. The study employed a counterbalanced design to measure the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4
Lester, Shira A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative non-experimental study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of Istation, a computer-assisted instruction program, as a form of intervention to improve students' overall reading ability score after use for three consecutive full years (2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015). Achievement was measured by Istation's Indicators of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Ability
Rapp, Lori DeAnn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The current study compared the difference in literacy achievement of students in grades K-3 between the four different bilingual program models allowed in Texas for supporting English Language Learners (ELLs). The purpose of this quantitative study focused on the difference in literacy achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs) in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Bilingual Education Programs
Jordan, Jaretha L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Students who struggle to read on grade level by the end of third grade are less likely to make academic progress and graduate before the age of 19. The district leaders in a suburban district in Texas were interested in determining the root cause of stagnant reading standardized test scores. After determining the root cause, a lack of a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, School Districts, Suburban Schools
Royal, Melanie Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The study analyzed whether participation in a multisensory, structured language intervention for students identified with dyslexia yielded any relationship to progress in reading comprehension as measured on state-mandated assessments of reading comprehension. The study analyzed both the amount of progress made in the curriculum, as well as, the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Dyslexia, Reading Comprehension, Grade 1
Kouhana, Hilary – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Recent reports indicated that English Language Learners (ELLs) comprised about 5 million students who attended school in the United States this past year. The general problem was that male Hispanic ELL students are retained at a higher rate than their male counterparts in many states in the United States. The researcher specifically chose the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 3, School Holding Power, Males
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Kaya, Fatih; Stough, Laura M.; Juntune, Joyce – Gifted Education International, 2017
This study explored the relationship between verbal and nonverbal intelligence scores in students from low-income households. Researchers investigated how the verbal and nonverbal scores of these students differed both by ability level and within each grade. The Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scale was administered to 1935 kindergarten through…
Descriptors: Poverty, Correlation, Intelligence, Nonverbal Ability
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Saporito, Salvatore – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
This study investigates how much the geographic shapes of school attendance zones contributes to their levels of income segregation while holding constant levels of income segregation across residential areas. Income segregation across attendance zones is measured with the rank ordered information theory index. Income segregation across…
Descriptors: Attendance, Indexes, Income, Neighborhoods
Vardy, Tamara Neff – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Students in public education are more at risk now than ever before. Schools were held to increasingly higher levels of accountability and it was the individual student that was held accountable for increasing standards and knowledge. This study addressed the Response to Intervention mandate handed down by federal and state governments. In effort…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students, Special Education, Elementary Schools
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Magargee, Suzanne D.; Beauford, Judith E. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2016
The purpose of this longitudinal study is to investigate whether an early childhood intervention using an explicit and transparent number naming system will have a lasting benefit to English and Spanish speaking children in their mathematics achievement related to number sense by accelerating their acquisition of concepts of numeracy and place…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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