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Garrett, Terry; Randall, Katie Weaver – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2018
Washington state's Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP) has existed since the passage of Senate Bill 2149 in 1979, and TBIP is codified in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28A.180. The bill, called "The Transitional Bilingual Instruction Act," recognized that "classes which are taught in English are inadequate to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Bilingual Education Programs
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Tusing, Mary E.; Breikjern, Nicholle A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Educators increasingly need to evaluate schoolwide reform efforts; however, complex program evaluations often are not feasible in schools. Through a case example, we provide a heuristic for program evaluation that is easily replicated in schools. Criterion-referenced interpretations of schoolwide screening data were used to evaluate outcomes…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Program Evaluation, School Psychologists, Heuristics
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Kellogg, David – Language and Education, 2017
The late Ruqaiya Hasan was an enthusiastic but exacting reader of Vygotsky: she reproached him for lacking a theory of language use, for using an asocial model of education without class variation in semantic code, and above all for using an atomistic unit of analysis, namely lexical word meaning. In this paper, I take up these criticisms and…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Semantics, Korean, Language Acquisition
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Hsieh, Wen-Min; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This cross-sectional study explored students' conceptions of science learning via drawing analysis. A total of 906 Taiwanese students in 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade were asked to use drawing to illustrate how they conceptualise science learning. Students' drawings were analysed using a coding checklist to determine the presence or absence…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Positive Attitudes
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Warner-Griffin, Catharine; Liu, Huili; Tadler, Chrystine; Herget, Debbie; Dalton, Ben – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an international assessment of student performance in reading literacy at the fourth grade. PIRLS measures students in the fourth year of formal schooling because this is typically when students' learning transitions from a focus on "learning to read" to a focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Grade 4, International Assessment
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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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Jitendra, Asha K.; Nelson, Gena; Pulles, Sandra M.; Kiss, Allyson J.; Houseworth, James – Exceptional Children, 2016
The purpose of the present review was to evaluate the quality of the research and evidence base for representation of problems as a strategy to enhance the mathematical performance of students with learning disabilities and those at risk for mathematics difficulties. The authors evaluated 25 experimental and quasiexperimental studies according to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Learning Problems
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Mindrila, Diana L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
To describe and facilitate the identification of child school behavior patterns, we developed a typology of child school behavior (ages 6-11 years) using the norming data (N = 2,338) for the second edition of the Behavior Assessment System for Children Teacher Rating-Child form). Latent profile analysis was conducted with the entire data set,…
Descriptors: Classification, Student Behavior, Statistical Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Keller, Bryan; Tipton, Elizabeth – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2016
In this article, we review four software packages for implementing propensity score analysis in R: "Matching, MatchIt, PSAgraphics," and "twang." After briefly discussing essential elements for propensity score analysis, we apply each package to a data set from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study in order to estimate the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Probability, Statistical Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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Ezzamel, Nadia; Bond, Caroline – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
There is an increasing interest in the role of peers in facilitating the social interaction skills of pupils with autism spectrum disorder through peer-mediated interventions (PMI). Several reviews provide promising evidence for the effectiveness of this approach; however, there has been limited consideration of the range of outcome foci and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention
Collins, Ginger G.; Goforth, Anisa N.; Ambrose, Laura M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2016
Rural students are at risk for vocabulary underdevelopment and often have less access to educational resources. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effectiveness of an Internet-based Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP)-teacher consultation to support rural teachers' vocabulary instruction to improve their students' lexical…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education, Inferences, Rural Areas
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Lin, Yi-Chun; Hsieh, Ya-Hui; Hou, Huei-Tse – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2015
The development of a usability evaluation method for educational systems or applications, called the self-report-based sequential analysis, is described herein. The method aims to extend the current practice by proposing self-report-based sequential analysis as a new usability method, which integrates the advantages of self-report in survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Educational Technology, Sequential Approach
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Kent, Shawn C.; Wanzek, Jeanne – Review of Educational Research, 2016
Theories of writing development posit several component skills as necessary to the writing process. This meta-analysis synthesizes the literature on the correlation between these proposed component skills and writing outcomes. Specifically, in this study, we examine the bivariate relationships between handwriting fluency, spelling, reading, and…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Correlation, Writing Processes, Cognitive Processes
Kent, Shawn; Wanzek, Jeanne – Grantee Submission, 2016
Theories of writing development posit several component skills as necessary to the writing process. This meta-analysis synthesizes the literature on the correlation between these proposed component skills and writing outcomes. Specifically, this study examines the bivariate relationship of handwriting fluency, spelling, reading, and oral language…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Correlation, Writing Processes, Cognitive Processes
Pelchar, Taylor K.; Bain, Sherry K. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
We examined rates of bullying and victimization among children identified as gifted who were in transition from elementary to middle school in a Southern U.S. school district. We also investigated levels of distress associated with bullying and victimization. Our results indicated that the fourth graders, before transition to middle school,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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