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Ford, Jeremy W.; Hosp, John L. – Exceptionality, 2019
While curriculum-based measurement (CBM) tools for screening decisions in reading, mathematics, and written language have been well examined, tools for use in content areas (e.g., science and social studies) remain in the beginning stages of research. In this study, two alternate forms of a new CBM tool (Statement Verification for Science; SV-S),…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Science Tests, Screening Tests, Grade 7
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Chesmore, Ashley A.; Ou, Suh-Ruu; Reynolds, Arthur J. – Journal of Special Education, 2016
The present study investigates the relationship between childhood placement in special education and adult well-being among 1,377 low-income, minority children participating in the Chicago Longitudinal Study. Roughly 16% of the sample received special education services in Grades 1 to 8. After accounting for sociodemographic factors and early…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Special Education, Correlation, Adults
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Townsend, Dianna; Bear, Donald; Templeton, Shane; Burton, Amy – Reading Psychology, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to determine relationships between orthographic and morphological awareness of academic words and achievement across content areas. Participants (n = 256), diverse seventh and eighth graders, took three word knowledge measures; two standardized achievement measures were used as outcomes. Orthographic awareness…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Vocabulary, Academic Achievement, Grade 7
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Warne, Russell T. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Above-level testing is the practice of administering aptitude or academic achievement tests that are designed for typical students in higher grades or older age-groups to gifted or high-achieving students. Although widely accepted in gifted education, above-level testing has not been subject to careful psychometric scrutiny. In this study, I…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Roberts, Greg; Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack; Stuebing, Karla; Barth, Amy – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study addressed the effects of multiyear, response-based, tiered intervention for struggling readers in grades 6-8. A sample of 768 sixth-grade students with reading difficulties was randomized to a response-based, tiered-intervention condition or "business as usual," and initial treatment status was maintained over the three-year…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Nomi, Takako; Allensworth, Elaine M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
In 2003, Chicago schools required students entering ninth grade with below-average math scores to take two periods of algebra. This led to higher test scores for students with both above- and below-average skills, yet failure rates increased for above-average students. We examine the mechanisms behind these surprising results. Sorting by incoming…
Descriptors: Scores, Grade 9, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics
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Cortes, Kalena; Goodman, Joshua; Nomi, Takako – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The purpose of this research is to study the long-run impacts (i.e. on educational attainment) of a freshman math intervention called "double-dose algebra". The intervention was conducted in 2003 and 2004 within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a large, poor urban school district. In response to low passing rates in 9th grade algebra,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, High School Freshmen
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Townsend, Dianna; Filippini, Alexis; Collins, Penelope; Biancarosa, Gina – Elementary School Journal, 2012
Despite the current theoretical momentum for the importance of academic English and the acknowledgment that academic materials increase in complexity through the grades, little empirical attention has been devoted to the role of academic English in academic achievement. This study examined the amount of variance in academic achievement explained…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Grade 7
Lindsey, Colleen D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine if the four assessments for entrance into an academic middle school gifted English program were accurately predicting success, as measured by students' grades each nine-week grading period. Some students were dismissed from the program each year because they could not maintain the required minimum average…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Middle Schools, Grades (Scholastic), Selective Admission
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Thayer, Jerome; Kido, Elissa – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2012
CognitiveGenesis collected achievement and ability test data from 2006-2009 for all students in Seventh-day Adventist schools in North America. Students were above average in achievement compared to national norms and achieved above that predicted by their ability scores. The more years students attended Adventist schools, the higher they…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Parochial Schools, Religious Cultural Groups
Romance, Nancy R.; Vitale, Michael R. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the effects of a multi-year implementation of the Science IDEAS model on (a) the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) achievement growth in Reading Comprehension and Science of grade 3-5 students receiving the model, and (b) the transfer effects of the model as measured by ITBS Reading…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Interdisciplinary Approach
Brink, Carole Sanger – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In 2007, Georgia developed a comprehensive framework to define what students need to know. One component of this framework emphasizes the use of both formative and summative assessments as part of an integral and specific component of the teachers. performance evaluation. Georgia administers the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) to every…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Educational Strategies, Program Effectiveness
Reynolds, Betty Gulin – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent digital portfolios would affect mathematics achievement, attitudes, and self-perceptions of themselves as mathematics learners of sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students. The study analyzed the effect of digital portfolios on the students' performance on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Attitudes, Portfolio Assessment, Measures (Individuals)
Kurt, Johnny T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this pretest-posttest comparative efficacy study was to analyze factors affecting literacy achievement of eighth grade middle school instrumental music students (n = 38) including (a) socioeconomic status (SES), (b) gender, (c) grade point average (GPA), (d) music motivation, (e) music involvement, and (f) instrument section. The…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Literacy, Academic Achievement
Herrick, Christopher J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this exploratory two-group pretest-posttest comparative survey study was to determine the effect of a team adviser-advisee academic, behavior, and character mentoring program on the achievement, school engagement, and behavior outcomes of eighth grade students determined to be above (n = 21) and below (n = 15) eligibility guidelines…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Core Curriculum, Mentors, Discipline
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