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Smith, Rebecca; Ralston, Nicole; Naegele, Zulema; Waggoner, Jacqueline – Educational Forum, 2019
This study explored how one district-community partnership, comprised of seven nonprofit community partners that serve five elementary schools in a single urban school district, improved community literacy. This collective case study used semi-structured interviews to investigate the perspectives of 17 partners and analyzed student assessment…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Elementary Schools
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Doabler, Christian T.; Clarke, Ben; Kosty, Derek; Turtura, Jessica E.; Firestone, Allison R.; Smolkowski, Keith; Jungjohann, Kathleen; Brafford, Tasia L.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Sutherland, Marah; Fien, Hank; Maddox, Steven A. – Exceptional Children, 2019
Well-designed mathematics instruction focused on concepts and problem-solving skills associated with measurement and data analysis can build a foundational understanding for more advanced mathematics. This study investigated the efficacy of the Precision Mathematics Level 1 (PM-L1) intervention, a Tier 2 print- and technology-based mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Keller, Julia; Ruthruff, Eric; Keller, Patrick – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Metacognitive approaches are important in teaching reading skills, but experts know little about how to develop self-regulation through classroom interventions. This article reports results from a randomized controlled pilot trial in which we investigated whether mindfulness-based training improves literacy scores/attitudes in children with…
Descriptors: Timed Tests, Learning Disabilities, Metacognition, Reading Skills
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McLeod, Ragan; Kim, Sunyoung; Tomek, Sara; McDaniel, Sara – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Young children enter kindergarten with varying levels of readiness and abilities to learn. One factor that contributes to lower levels of school readiness is poverty. One timely, cost-effective, and feasible strategy to boost school readiness, regardless of exposure to high-quality preschool is to leverage the summer months prior to kindergarten…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, School Readiness, Kindergarten
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Kent, Shawn C.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Yun, Joonmo – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2019
This study examined the predictive validity and classification accuracy of individual- and group-administered screening measures relative to student performance on a year-end state reading assessment in two states. A sample of 321 students was assessed in the areas of word-level and text fluency, as well as reading comprehension in the fall of…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students
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Somers, Cheryl L.; Centeio, Erin E.; Kulik, Noel; Garn, Alex; Martin, Jeffrey; Shen, Bo; Fahlman, Mariane; McCaughtry, Nathan A. – Urban Education, 2019
The purpose was to examine academic achievement, school attachment, and peer acceptance before and after a comprehensive school-based physical activity program (CSPAP) with 378 children in 12 fourth-grade classrooms across six schools in primarily low-socioeconomic status (SES) districts of a large Midwestern metropolitan area. Both personal and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Urban Schools
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Luo, Rebekah; Harding, Rebecca; Galland, Barbara; Sellbom, Martin; Gill, Amelia; Schaughency, Elizabeth – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: Optimal sleep is important for children's learning and development. "Sleep disordered breathing" (SDB) refers to a spectrum of conditions from simple snoring to obstructive sleep apnea that is common in childhood and interrupts sleep. We examined pathways between SDB and academic performance of children (N = 163, M…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Young Children, Executive Function, Sleep
Rowan, Brian; Hansen, Ben B.; White, Mark; Lycurgus, Timothy; Scott, Lesli J. – Institute for Social Research, 2019
This report summarizes the results of a cluster-randomized field trial that estimated the effect of "BURST[R]: Reading" on primary grades students' early literacy achievement. BURST is a widely adopted supplemental reading program designed for use with students struggling to acquire early literacy skills and is meant to provide…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Achievement
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Council, Morris R., III; Gardner, Ralph, III; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Telesman, Alana O. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Reading RACES--Relevant and Culturally Engaging Stories (RR) is a repeated reading intervention using culturally relevant literature that is delivered through computer software. This study extends previous research with RR intended to further evaluate the effects of RR on the fluency and comprehension growth of second-grade students with reading…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education
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Archambault, Catherine; Mercer, Sterett H.; Cheng, Michèle P.; Saqui, Sonja – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2019
Research on the development of reading skills in bilingual students suggests that reading skills develop interdependently across languages. The current study examined the effects of a French reading fluency intervention on the French and English reading skills of three Grade 3 students attending a French immersion program using a concurrent…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Immersion Programs, French, English (Second Language)
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Borre, Alicia J.; Bernhard, Judith; Bleiker, Charles; Winsler, Adam – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Contemporary perspectives on emergent literacy in preschool emphasize the importance of providing developmentally appropriate, authentic, early writing experiences and supporting students' home language and culture. The current study analyzed kindergarten outcomes for 82 linguistically diverse, low-income children (60% Black, 40% Latino) who…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, At Risk Students, Literacy Education, Low Income Students
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Petscher, Yaacov; Solari, Emily J.; Catts, Hugh W. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
The present study explores the longitudinal development between Grade 3 word level reading skills and higher level semantic skills to Grade 10 reading comprehension for 3,157 students. In particular, this work focused on how the developmental relations varied for subsamples of students who are English learners (EL; N = 308), students identified as…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Reading Skills, Grade 3, Reading Comprehension
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Telesman, Alana Oif; Konrad, Moira; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Gardner, Ralph, III; Council, Morris, III – Journal of Special Education, 2019
This study sought to examine the effectiveness of Reading RACES (RR), a computer program designed to deliver a repeated reading intervention with culturally relevant passages. Specifically, this study examined the effects of RR on the oral reading fluency (ORF) and comprehension gains for first-grade learners in an urban setting and whether these…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, African American Students
Boston Foundation, 2019
This "Eighth Annual Report Card" tracks progress on Boston's goals for educating learners of all ages. The report lays out Boston Opportunity Agenda's current metrics, the baseline that has been established for the future, and the progress to be made over the course of the next five years. This report card contains the most up-to-date…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
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Good, Roland H., III; Powell-Smith, Kelly A.; Abbott, Mary; Dewey, Elizabeth N.; Warnock, Amy N.; VanLoo, Dave – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
This study examined expectations for reading proficiency in the context of Common Core State Standards assessments and how DIBELS Next can inform decisions about student skills relative to these expectations. Data for cohorts of students in grades 3-5 were analyzed to determine the concurrent and predictive validity of the DIBELS Next Composite…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests
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