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Kuchle, Laura; Brown, Seth; Coukoulis, Nicholas – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The 3-year Pennsylvania Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program (Pilot) began in 2015-16 (Year 1) with the kindergarten class of 2015-16 (Cohort 1). In 2016-17 (Year 2), the Pilot was implemented with Cohort 1 students, now in first grade, and a second cohort of kindergarteners (Cohort 2). A third cohort will be added in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Screening Tests, Emergent Literacy, Early Intervention
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Head, Cynthia N.; Flores, Margaret M.; Shippen, Margaret E. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
This study investigated the effects of a Direct Instruction (DI) reading comprehension program on the reading comprehension skills of students with autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Although the effectiveness of DI programs has been well documented in disability and instructional literature, effectiveness of DI for individuals with…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Direct Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Autism
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McKeown, Margaret G.; Crosson, Amy C.; Moore, Debra W.; Beck, Isabel L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
This article presents findings from an intervention across sixth and seventh grades to teach academic words to middle school students. The goals included investigating a progression of outcomes from word knowledge to comprehension and investigating the processes students use in establishing word meaning. Participants in Year 1 were two sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Middle School Students
Backes, Ben; Cowan, James – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Nearly two dozen states now administer online exams. These tests have real consequences: their results feed into accountability systems, which have been used for more than a decade to hold schools and districts accountable for their students' learning. We examine the rollout of computer-based testing in Massachusetts over 2 years to investigate…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests
Moynahan, Kelly C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 6 children are diagnosed with a developmental disability or with developmental delays, which are associated with impairments in physical, language, cognitive, and/or adaptive behaviors. To fill a gap in the literature, the adaptive profile of young children initially…
Descriptors: Young Children, Developmental Delays, Developmental Disabilities, Racial Differences
Adubasim, Ijeoma – Online Submission, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of Brainfeed intervention programme as an alternative approach for supporting people living with dyslexia. The study adopted a quasi-experimental research design. The population of this study is made up of twenty four thousand seven hundred and twenty seven (24,727) senior secondary school students (S.S.2)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Nontraditional Education, Dyslexia
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Panyajamorn, Titie; Suanmali, Suthathip; Kohda, Youji; Chongphaisal, Pornpimol; Supnithi, Thepchai – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2018
Purpose: This study proposed and examined the effectiveness of e-learning content design by considering two different subjects (mathematics and reading) and areas (metropolitan and rural). This study also investigated several variables, i.e., students' satisfaction, motivation, and experience, that influenced learning abilities. Moreover, we…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Reading Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Woudstra, Marit Helen; van Rensburg, Estie Janse; Visser, Maretha; Jordaan, Joyce – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Learner-to-teacher bullying is a focus area that has not been widely researched. The current research, underpinned by the ecosystemic paradigm, examined the proportion of teachers who reported exposure to bullying by learners. The study was carried out by using the Learner-to-teacher Bullying Questionnaire developed for this research.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), High School Students
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Souroulla, Andry Vrachimi; Panayiotou, Georgia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The Hellenic WISC-III (Wechsler, 1997) is currently the only standardized and officially published tool for the assessment of the intelligence of children and adolescents in Greece. The test is also used with caution in Cyprus, among Greek speakers, but no specific norms exist for use in this country. The purpose of this study was to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Greek
Targgart, Amber – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is little information on the topic of stress experienced by public school superintendents. There are gaps in research regarding the stressors that increase the occupational stress experienced by public school superintendents and methods these individuals use to combat occupational stress. This study searched for clarification of these…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Superintendents, Public Schools, Administrator Surveys
Murley, Colleen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) continues to grow in our country, schools are looking for ways to better identify and to help those who need English as a Second Language (ESL) services (Mossaad, 2016). ELLs present a unique challenge to school districts as some perceive that the federal guidelines are vague, but require school…
Descriptors: Demography, Student Characteristics, English Language Learners, Rural Areas
Grissom, Jason A.; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
School performance pressures apply disproportionately to tested grades and subjects. Using longitudinal administrative data--including achievement data from untested grades--and teacher survey data from a large urban district, we examine schools' responses to those pressures in assigning teachers to high-stakes and low-stakes classrooms. We find…
Descriptors: Student Records, Academic Achievement, Teacher Surveys, Tests
Derico, Vontrice L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of the proposed quasi-experimental quantitative study was to determine if students who were taught in the inclusive setting yielded higher standardized test scores compared to students who were taught in the resource setting. The researcher analyzed the standardized test scores, in the areas of Language Arts, Reading, and Mathematics…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Inclusion
Schlosser, Elizabeth Auretta Cox – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study accessed the relationship between race, socioeconomic status, age and the race implicit bias held by middle and high school science teachers in Mobile and Baldwin County Public School Systems. Seventy-nine participants were administered the race Implicit Association Test (race IAT), created by Greenwald, A. G., Nosek, B. A., &…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Statistical Analysis, Scores
Patton, Tracey T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Facility conditions in public schools across the United States continue to be a debated issue at the local and national levels. Building conditions and funding for renovating aging buildings have sparked concerns with students, parents, teachers, and educators. The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between school leader's…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Facilities, Educational Environment, Administrator Attitudes
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