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Cheatham, Jennifer P.; Allor, Jill H.; Roberts, J. Kyle – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
This study examined the impact of independent practice of multiple-criteria text that targeted high-frequency words, decodability, and meaningfulness. Second-grade students, including at-risk students, were randomly assigned within classroom to a treatment group that read multiple-criteria text ("n" = 34), or contrast group that read…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills, Drills (Practice)
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Pane, John F.; Griffin, Beth Ann; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Karam, Rita – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014
This article examines the effectiveness of a technology-based algebra curriculum in a wide variety of middle schools and high schools in seven states. Participating schools were matched into similar pairs and randomly assigned to either continue with the current algebra curriculum for 2 years or to adopt Cognitive Tutor Algebra I (CTAI), which…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Technology
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Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Guerrero, Cindy; Fan, Yinan; Huerta, Margarita – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This paper presents the findings from a randomized control trial study of reading/literacy-integrated science inquiry intervention after 1 year of implementation and the treatment effect on 5th-grade low-socio-economic African-American and Hispanic students' achievement in science and English reading. A total of 94 treatment students and 194…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Economically Disadvantaged, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Giani, Matthew; Alexander, Celeste; Reyes, Pedro – High School Journal, 2014
Despite the growing popularity of dual-credit courses as a college readiness strategy, numerous reviews of the literature have noted a number of important limitations of the research on the effects of dual-credit on student postsecondary outcomes. This study addressed these gaps in the literature by estimating the impact of dual-credit courses on…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
Wages, Michele M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study compares the academic achievement of 288 Hispanic students enrolled in the content-based English as a second language program and the late exit transitional bilingual program in an urban elementary school in Texas. The goal was to determine if the two programs had differing effects on Hispanic student achievement in reading. The sample…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bilingual Education Programs, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Kainz, Kirsten; Hedrick, Amy; Ginsberg, Marnie; Amendum, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This study evaluated whether the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), a classroom teacher professional development program delivered through webcam technology literacy coaching, could provide rural classroom teachers with the instructional skills to help struggling readers progress rapidly in early reading. Fifteen rural schools were randomly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties
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Coyne, Michael D.; Little, Mary; Rawlinson, D'Ann; Simmons, Deborah; Kwok, Oi-man; Kim, Minjun; Simmons, Leslie; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Civetelli, Christina – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The purpose of this varied replication study was to evaluate the effects of a supplemental reading intervention on the beginning reading performance of kindergarten students in a different geographical location and in a different instructional context from the initial randomized trial. A second purpose was to investigate whether students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Kindergarten
Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Bork, Rachel Hare; Mayer, Alexander K.; Pretlow, Joshua; Wathington, Heather D.; Weiss, Madeline Joy – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
Across the country, a growing number of recent high school graduates are participating in summer bridge programs. These programs provide accelerated and focused learning opportunities in order to help students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for college success. The state of Texas has given particular attention to summer programs as a way…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credits, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
Visher, Mary G.; Weiss, Michael J.; Weissman, Evan; Rudd, Timothy; Wathington, Heather D. – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
In 2006, the National Center for Postsecondary Research, of which is MDRC is a partner, launched a demonstration of one-semester learning community programs at six colleges; five of these programs focused on developmental education. This is the final report from the project and includes findings from analyses that pool data across these five…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Communities of Practice, College Students
Weissman, Evan; Butcher, Kristin F.; Schneider, Emily; Teres, Jedediah; Collado, Herbert; Greenberg, David – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2011
Queensborough Community College and Houston Community College are two large, urban institutions that offer learning communities for their developmental math students, with the goals of accelerating students' progress through the math sequence and of helping them to perform better in college and ultimately earn degrees or certificates. They are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Educational Research, Developmental Studies Programs
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Simmons, Deborah C.; Coyne, Michael D.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Kwok, Oi-man; Simmons, Leslie; Johnson, Caitlin; Zou, Yuanyuan; Taylor, Aaron B.; McAlenney, Athena Lentini; Ruby, Maureen; Crevecoeur, Yvel C. – Exceptional Children, 2011
This study compared the effects of 2 supplemental interventions on the beginning reading performance of kindergarteners identified as at risk of reading difficulty. Students (N = 206) were assigned randomly at the classroom level either to an explicit/systematic commercial program or to a school-designed practice intervention taught 30 min per day…
Descriptors: Spelling, Intervention, Beginning Reading, Effect Size
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Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip; Logan, Michele K.; Gifford, Richard – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study evaluated the relative effects of Tier II computer-assisted tutoring in small groups (Team Alphie) and one-to-one tutoring provided to struggling readers in 33 high-poverty Success for All (SFA) schools. In this year-long study, struggling readers in the Team Alphie schools were tutored in groups of 6. In the control schools, students…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Difficulties, Grade 2, Tutoring
Visher, Mary; Butcher, Kristin F.; Cerna, Oscar S. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This research rigorously evaluates whether a low-cost intervention can improve students' performance in developmental math. The "Beacon Mentoring Program" was developed at South Texas College by professors, administrators, and staff at the college. Surveys of students revealed that many did not have someone on campus whom they felt they…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mentors, Tutoring, Program Effectiveness
Tuttle, Christina Clark; Teh, Bing-ru; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Gill, Brian P.; Gleason, Philip – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2010
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a bold effort to create a network of charter schools designed to transform and improve the educational opportunities available to low/income families. KIPP schools seek to actively engage students and parents in the educational process, expand the time and effort students devote to their studies, reinforce…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Middle Schools, Low Income, Academic Achievement
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Roschelle, Jeremy; Shechtman, Nicole; Tatar, Deborah; Hegedus, Stephen; Hopkins, Bill; Empson, Susan; Knudsen, Jennifer; Gallagher, Lawrence P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2010
The authors present three studies (two randomized controlled experiments and one embedded quasi-experiment) designed to evaluate the impact of replacement units targeting student learning of advanced middle school mathematics. The studies evaluated the SimCalc approach, which integrates an interactive representational technology, paper curriculum,…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Teacher Characteristics, Effect Size, Professional Development
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