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Vaden-Kiernan, Michael; Caverly, Sarah; Bell, Nance; Sullivan, Kate; Fong, Carlton; Atwood, Erin; Borman, Geoffrey; Park, So Jung; Jones, Debra Hughes – SEDL, 2012
The Louisiana Striving Readers evaluation assessed the implementation and effectiveness of the Voyager "Passport Reading Journeys" (PRJ), a widely used supplemental literacy intervention for struggling adolescent readers that reflects the research-based practices recommended by the National Reading Panel (2000) and other more recent…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Fidelity, Grade 6
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Taylor, Carolyn; Lafayette, Robert – Modern Language Journal, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 established foreign languages as a core curricular content area; however, instructional emphasis continues to be placed on curricular areas that factor into state educational accountability programs. The present study explored whether foreign language study of first-year Grade 3 foreign language students who…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Assessment, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
Stephens, Mary W. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
This research study evaluated the achievement of students who were taught by traditionally certified teachers with students who were taught by alternatively certified teachers or those seeking certification through an alternative certification program. The primary purpose of the study was to examine significant differences, if any, in student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Districts, Statistical Analysis, Grade 7
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Engec, Necati – Journal of Educational Research, 2006
The authors investigated the relationship between student mobility and student performance and behavior. The authors used criterion-referenced test (CRT) and norm-referenced test (NRT) data indexes from the 1998-1999 school year. Results showed that as the mobility of students increased within the school year, their test performance on the CRT and…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Criterion Referenced Tests
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Taylor, Carolyn – Learning Languages, 2004
The passage of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 established foreign languages as a core curricular area. Nonetheless, educational policymakers at the state and local levels often opt to allocate greater resources and give instructional priority to content areas in which students, and ultimately the school systems themselves, are held…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Accountability
Rugutt, John K.; Ellett, Chad D. – 2001
This study investigated whether individual change over time in mathematics and language differs from student to student and whether individual parameters of each of these domains were related within domain. The study also attempted to gain an understanding of individual change in student academic achievement through the application of one of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Black Students, Change