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Haas, Eric; Tran, Loan; Huang, Min; Yu, Airong – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2015
The purpose of this study was to understand the learning trajectories of the growing numbers of English learner students in Arizona, especially those who struggle to pass state English language arts and math content tests. This study followed three cohorts of English learner students in Arizona (kindergarten, grade 3, and grade 6) over six school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Houston Independent School District, 2015
The Houston Independent School District offers two primary bilingual programs for Spanish-speaking English-language learners (ELLs). In both programs, students may transition into a pre-exit phase of bilingual education so long as they meet certain performance criteria. In this Pre-Exit phase, predominantly English-language instruction is used in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, School Districts, Bilingual Education
Rhea, Anisa – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Extending the school day through programs that will supplement core courses, such as offering intensive, after-school tutoring or small-group study sessions in reading and mathematics, is one method districts use to boost school performance and narrow educational achievement gaps between students of different racial and economic backgrounds (Redd…
Descriptors: Intervention, Achievement Gap, Grade 3, Grade 4
Houston Independent School District, 2013
The Houston Independent School District offered five different bilingual programs for language minority students during the 2012-2013 school year. In the Pre-Exit phase of bilingual education, students transition to a predominantly English-language instruction program in core subject areas. This report summarizes the performance of students who…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, School Districts, Bilingual Education
Polat-Yaseen, Zeynep – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This study was designed for two major goals, which are to describe students' mental models about atom concept from 6th to 8th grade and to compare students' mental models with visual representations of atom in textbooks. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected with 4 open-ended questions including drawings which were quantified using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Schemata (Cognition), Visualization
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Deke, John; Dragoset, Lisa; Bogen, Karen; Gill, Brian – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
This report presents the findings of an evaluation sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and conducted by Mathematica Policy Research (Mathematica) that uses a regression discontinuity (RD) design to assess the potential benefits of offering SES in districts that have unmet need.…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students
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Nishioka, Vicki; Coe, Michael; Burke, Art; Hanita, Makota; Sprague, Jeffrey – Regional Educational Laboratory at Education Northwest, 2011
This secondary analysis of survey data from a voluntary sample of 11,561 grade 3-8 students examines the prevalence and distribution of aggression, victimization, and approval of aggression, both overt (verbally and physically aggressive behavior intended to threaten or harm) and relational (behavior intended to harm someone's relationships with…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Victims of Crime, Elementary School Students
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DeVoe, Jill; Murphy, Christina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
In school year 2008-09, some 7,066,000 U.S. students ages 12 through 18, or 28.0 percent of all such students, reported they were bullied at school, and about 1,521,000, or 6.0 percent, reported they were cyber-bullied anywhere (i.e., on or off school property). These Web Tables use data from the 2009 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Bullying
Martinez, Alina; Cosentino de Cohen, Clemencia – Abt Associates, 2010
This report presents findings from a NASA requested evaluation in 2008, which contains both implementation and impact modules. The implementation study investigated how sites implement Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) and the contextual factors important in this implementation. The implementation study used data…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Public Agencies, STEM Education, Enrichment Activities
Arizona Department of Education, 2010
As part of compliance with with the federal No Child Left Behind Act, this document presents the State Report Card of Arizona for 2009-2010. The report card provides tables relating to percentage of students who passed AIMS in Arizona by subject and grade. The tables shown in this document include: (1) Mathematics Grade 3; (2) Reading Grade 3; (3)…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Definitions, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
Saez, Leilani; Park, Bitnara; Nese, Joseph F. T.; Jamgochian, Elisa; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Anderson, Daniel; Kamata, Akihito; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2010
In this series of studies, we investigated the technical adequacy of three curriculum-based measures used as benchmarks and for monitoring progress in three critical reading- related skills: fluency, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. In particular, we examined the following easyCBM measurement across grades 3-7 at fall, winter, and spring…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension
Palmiter, Andrea S.; Arcaira, Erikson R.; White, Richard N.; Reisner, Elizabeth R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2009
Since the 2003-04 school year, Save the Children, U.S. Programs, has supported programming designed to improve reading skills among struggling students in rural areas. The literacy program includes both afterschool and in-school interventions with small groups of children. These are implemented by well-trained paraprofessionals and are designed to…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education
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Warkentien, Siri; Grady, Sarah – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This Statistics in Brief contributes to current research by investigating the use of tutoring services among a nationally representative group of public school students enrolled in grades K-12. The report compares students in schools that have not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 3 or more years, and were thereby enrolled in schools that…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
Martin, Wendy; Strother, Scott; Weatherholt, Tara; Dechaume, Merav – Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc, 2008
The eMINTS professional development programs are designed to help teachers learn how to integrate technology into their teaching, using instructional strategies that promote inquiry-based learning and encourage collaboration and community building among students and teachers. The eMINTS programs considered in this evaluation include: (1) eMINTS…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Fidelity, Program Effectiveness, Inservice Teacher Education
Liu, Kimy; Sundstrom-Hebert, Krystal; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of this study was to develop and gather validity evidence for silent reading fluency passages. A number of passages were written following a traditional story grammar structure (character, setting, events) and placed on a computer for students to read silently. We describe in detail, the manner in which content-related evidence was…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Tests, Test Validity
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