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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Fettrow, Elizabeth; Erwin, Heather; Ahn, Soyeon; Farook, Minnah – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: This study investigated the academic achievement and physical activity differences between types of activity breaks implemented in elementary school classrooms. This study evaluated whether there was a difference between the impact of purely aerobic-based movement breaks and the impact of academic-based breaks on children's academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Physical Activities, Motion, Correlation
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Beisiegel, Mary; Mitchell, Rebecca; Hill, Heather C. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Although video cases and video clubs have become popular forms of teacher professional development, there have been few systematic investigations of designs for such programs. Programs may vary according to (a) whether teachers watch videos of their own/their peers' instruction, or whether teachers watch stock video of unknown teachers; and (b)…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology
Schor, Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students living in poverty are now the majority of the K-12 student population in the United States. Growing up in poverty results in lower self-regulation, executive function, and readiness to learn. Researchers suggest that mindfulness practices, such as yoga, can enhance student self-regulation and executive function, thereby increasing student…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Poverty, Statistical Analysis, Grade 3
Malakowsky, Daniel James – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A modified extensive reading literacy intervention was examined in this study. The problem was English Learner third and fourth-grade students reading standardized tests scores were low and educators were uncertain as to which type of intervention was best to improve English Learner student oral reading fluency and reading comprehension. This…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, English Language Learners, Reading Fluency
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Frisby, Craig; Wang, Ze – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Although spelling skill progress has typically been studied within the context of students' responses to written story starters (Deno, Marsten, & Mirkin, 1982; Fuchs & Fuchs, 2011; Hosp, Hosp, & Howell, 2007; Shinn & Shinn, 2002), there has been little research conducted within a curriculum-based measurement framework that has…
Descriptors: Spelling, Teaching Methods, Progress Monitoring, Curriculum Based Assessment
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D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Lose, Mary K.; Kelly, Robert H. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
Though the immediate effect of Reading Recovery (RR) is both strong and well established, the longer term or sustained effect has been less studied and the evidence regarding it has been less conclusive. Michigan Reading Recovery students (n = 328) were compared to control students (n = 264) while in first (2009-2010), third (2011), and fourth…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Pereira, Nielsen; Bakhiet, Salaheldin Farah; Gentry, Marcia; Balhmar, Tahani Abdulrahman; Hakami, Sultan Mohammed – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
This study examined the psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Arabic version of "My Class Activities" (MCA), an instrument designed to measure students' perceptions of interest, challenge, choice, and enjoyment in classrooms. Scores of 3,516 Sudanese students in Grades 2 to 8 were used. Confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Gifted
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VanDerHeyden, Amanda M.; Codding, Robin S.; Martin, Ryan – School Psychology Review, 2017
Schools need evidence-based guidance on which measures in mathematics, administered under what particular set of conditions (e.g., time of year), provide the most useful prediction. The purpose of this study was to examine decision accuracy among commonly used screening measures with a priority toward identifying the least costly screening…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Mathematics Tests, Scores, Computation
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Taub, Gordon E.; Sivo, Stephen A.; Puyana, Olivia E. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
This study investigates second language acquisition of learners enrolled in a dual language/two-way bilingual immersion program. Two groups of third-grade students participated in this study. The first group was composed of Spanish-dominant participants learning English, and the second group was composed of English-dominant students learning…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs
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Jones, Giavana; Ostojic, Dragana; Menard, Jessica; Picard, Erin; Miller, Carlin J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Reading is typically considered a survival skill in our technology- and literacy-bound culture. Individuals who struggle with learning to read are at significantly elevated risk for a number of negative outcomes, including school failure, under- and unemployment, and special education placement. Thus, those who do not learn to read fluently will…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Reading Failure, Reading Programs
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Cowen, Joshua M. – Educational Researcher, 2017
This article provides provide a new, systematic profile of more than 18,000 homeless students in Michigan, utilizing rich administrative data from all test-taking students in Grades 3-9 during three academic years. These data are part of a larger study of school choice and student mobility in that state. Homelessness is a condition found…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Fahrurrozi – English Language Teaching, 2017
This study aims to describe how Total Physical Response improves students' vocabulary learning outcomes at the third-grade elementary school Guntur 03 South Jakarta, Indonesia. This research was conducted in the first semester of the academic year 2015-2016 with the number of students as many as 40 students. The method used in this research is a…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Bonnaig, Joy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative correlational research was to investigate to what extent 2007 performance of third grade students who had been retained in 2006 for failing to attain proficiency on the Reading and Mathematics Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) predicted their performance in 2010 on the sixth grade Reading and Mathematics…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Scores, Statistical Analysis
King, Jeffrey – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Given that reading at the third-grade level by the end of third grade is a predictor of future academic success, the purpose of this study was to determine if receiving or revoking English Language (EL) services had an impact on students' ability to read at a third-grade level by the end of third grade. In this quantitative study, the scores of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement
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
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