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Muijselaar, Marloes M. L.; Kendeou, Panayiota; de Jong, Peter F.; van den Broek, Paul W. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
In this study, we identified the code-related (decoding, fluency) and language comprehension (vocabulary, listening comprehension) demands of the CBM-Maze test, a formative assessment, and compared them to those of the Gates-MacGinitie test, a standardized summative assessment. The demands of these reading comprehension tests and their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Cloze Procedure, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension
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Tennant, Jaclyn E.; Demaray, Michelle K.; Malecki, Christine K.; Terry, Melissa N.; Clary, Michael; Elzinga, Nathan – School Psychology Quarterly, 2015
Data on students' perceptions of teacher social support, academic functioning, and social-emotional functioning were collected from a sample of 796 7th and 8th grade middle school students using the Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale (CASSS; Malecki, Demaray, & Elliott, 2000), Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and school records, and…
Descriptors: Social Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment, Middle School Students, Grade Point Average
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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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Dougherty, Shaun M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
This paper provides causal evidence to answer the question, "Does the application of a double dose of literacy instruction in middle school improve student performance on subsequent academic outcomes?" The focus of this paper is on an intervention where the second dose of literacy instruction uses research-based instructional strategies,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Charter Schools, Adolescents, Literacy Education
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