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Shamir, Haya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Assessing students' emerging literacy skills is crucial for identifying areas where a child may be falling behind and can lead directly to an increased chance of reading success. The Waterford Assessment of Core Skills (WACS), a computerized adaptive test of early literacy for students in prekindergarten through 2nd grade, addresses this need.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Reading Tests, Preschool Children
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Capotosto, Lauren; Kim, James S. – First Language, 2016
This study examines the effects of four types of reading comprehension questions--immediate, non-immediate, summary, and unanswerable questions--that linguistically diverse and predominantly low-income parents asked their fourth graders on children's text retellings. One-hundred-twenty (N = 120) parent and child dyads participated in a home visit…
Descriptors: Literacy, Low Income, Parent Child Relationship, Elementary School Students
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Kim, James S.; Guryan, Jonathan; White, Thomas G.; Quinn, David M.; Capotosto, Lauren; Kingston, Helen Chen – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
To improve the reading comprehension outcomes of children in high-poverty schools, policymakers need to identify reading interventions that show promise of effectiveness at scale. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a low-cost and large-scale summer reading intervention that provided comprehension lessons at the end of the school year and…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Summer Programs, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests
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Kim, James S.; White, Thomas G. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) has been implemented in North Carolina schools for the past several years as part of an Investing in Innovation (i3) validation grant that began in fall 2010. This paper focuses on the Year 3 study and compares the Year 3 results to the Year 1 and Year 2 results, and the results of earlier…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Replication (Evaluation)
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Kim, James S.; Cooc, North; Quinn, David M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The problem of summer reading loss among low-income children has been amply documented by researchers. Over time, income-based disparities in reading achievement appear to grow more rapidly during the summer months than the academic school year. This paper describes two experiments in which teachers scaffold summer book reading with two different…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research. – 1974
One of a series dealing with reading, mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, cultural arts, health, and physical education, this report on reading is designed to help North Carolina teachers in planning instructional programs for public school students and to inform the general public of students' educational needs and attainments.…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Evaluation, Grade 3
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research. – 1974
One of a series dealing with reading, mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, cultural arts, health, and physical education, this report on language arts is designed to help North Carolina teachers in planning instructional programs for public school students and to inform the general public of students' educational needs and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Evaluation, Grade 3