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Kong, Jennifer E.; Swanson, H. Lee – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
English learners (ELs) experience difficulty with mathematical problem solving because word problems require complex processes beyond basic math skills, such as the use of linguistic information, identifying relevant information, and constructing the appropriate problem statement. This study used a combined multiple baseline design and criterion…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, English Language Learners, Difficulty Level
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Block, Nicholas; Vidaurre, Lorena – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Students' attitudes in first-grade dual language immersion (DLI) classes were compared with those of similar students in mainstream English classes. Results for the sample of 81 Latinx students indicated that for attitudes toward activities in Spanish, including reading and speaking in public and with relatives, both ELLs and non-ELLs in DLI had…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Mainstreaming
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Banes, Leslie C.; Ambrose, Rebecca C.; Bayley, Robert; Restani, Rachel M.; Martin, Heather A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This mixed-method study examines the relationship between classroom discussion and student performance in twenty 3rd and 4th grade classrooms in northern California with 50% English language learners (ELLs). Discussions were scored on features including use of multiple approaches for solving problems, students' opportunities to speak, equitable…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving
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Uchikoshi, Yuuko; Yang, Lu; Lohr, Brandi; Leung, Genevieve – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2016
This longitudinal study examined the role of oral proficiency on English reading comprehension, as measured with elicited narratives using a wordless picture book, "Frog Where are You?". The sample consisted 102 English language learners, including both Spanish and Cantonese speakers. Narrative samples were collected in the winter of…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, Picture Books
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Kim, Jennifer Sun; Vanderwood, Michael L.; Lee, Catherine Y. – Educational Assessment, 2016
This study examined the predictive validity of curriculum-based measures in reading for Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) at various levels of English proficiency. Third-grade Spanish-speaking EL students were screened during the fall using DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency (DORF) and Daze. Predictive validity was examined in relation to spring…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Curriculum Based Assessment, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency
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Grasparil, Theresa A.; Hernandez, David A. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
Poor literacy achievement among English learners has contributed significantly to their high dropout rates, poor job prospects, and high poverty rates. The National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth has suggested that English learners benefit from the same direct, systematic instruction in the five essential components of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Reading Skills, Literacy
Haas, Eric; Tran, Loan; Linquanti, Robert; Bailey, Alison – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2015
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the extent to which a proposed home language survey in California could better identify possible English learner and multilingual students than the current home language survey. The responses to a proposed and current survey were examined for students registering for kindergarten through grade…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, State Surveys, English Language Learners, Language Tests
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Han, Jeanie Nam; Vanderwood, Michael L.; Lee, Catherine Y. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the predictive validity of early literacy measures with first-grade Korean English language learners (ELLs) in the United States at varying levels of English proficiency. Participants were screened using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF), DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Korean Americans
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Swasey Washington, Patricia; Iglesias, Aquiles – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Young monolingual children typically demonstrate frequent tense shifting during narrative development, whereas older children maintain a consistent narration tense. Therefore, inconsistent tense usage in older children could be an indication of overall limited language skills. However, information regarding tense use in bilinguals has been…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners, Morphemes, Kindergarten
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Beach, Kristen D.; O'Connor, Rollanda E. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
We explored the usefulness of first and second grade reading measures and responsiveness criteria collected within a response-to-intervention (RtI) framework for predicting reading disability (RD) in third grade. We used existing data from 387 linguistically diverse students who had participated in a longitudinal RtI study. Model-based predictors…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Predictor Variables, Criteria