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Bauer-Kealey, Meredyth; Mather, Nancy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Approximately two-thirds of community college students nationwide are considered to not be ready for the demands of college and are therefore required to enroll in at least one developmental education course. Unfortunately, researchers have found that enrollment in developmental classes often has adverse effects on community college students and…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Skill Development
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Pratt, Megan E.; Swanson, Jodi; van Huisstede, Lauren; Gaias, Larissa M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
Multiple, simultaneous stressors in the family context during early childhood may compromise healthy adjustment to school, with potential long-term implications. Moreover, stressors across multiple contexts (e.g., home and school) can exacerbate the negative influences of stress on children's functioning. We investigated associations between…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Standardized Tests, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Adjustment
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Chapman, Lindsey A.; Calhoon, Mary Beth; Krawec, Jennifer – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2018
Adolescent struggling readers (ASRs) with and without disabilities are often reported uniformly in the literature as disengaged from reading and lacking the motivation required to read. The present study tested, at the beginning of the academic year, reader self-perception of sixth grade ASRs (n = 71) enrolled in remedial reading courses using the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 6, Reading Difficulties
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Wolters, Christopher A.; Barnes, Marcia A.; Kulesz, Paulina A.; York, Mary; Francis, David J. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors' purpose was to examine adolescents' reading motivation in relation to standardized assessments of reading comprehension and fluency. After a reading pretest, 60 ninth-grade students (M age = 14.9 years) were randomly assigned to two groups. Compared to those in the control condition, those administered brief oral feedback intended to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Motivation, Adolescents
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Perin, Dolores; Grant, Geremy; Raufman, Julia; Kalamkarian, Hoori Santikian – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Retrospective reports gathered from developmental education students as part of a learning assessment revealed the use of several strategies for writing a summary based on a text. Participants were selected for the study based on the richness and variety of their verbal descriptions of task performance in structured, individualized interviews.…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Writing Achievement, Writing Strategies, Writing Instruction
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Evans, Rhiannon; Brown, Rachel; Rees, Gwyther; Smith, Philip – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Looked-after children and young people (LACYP) are educationally disadvantaged compared to the general population. A systematic review was conducted of randomised controlled trials evaluating interventions aimed at LACYP aged =18 years. Restrictions were not placed on delivery setting or delivery agent. Intervention outcomes were: academic skills;…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Youth
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Konrad, Moira; Clark, Kelly A.; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Students with disabilities trail behind their peers without disabilities while in school, as well as in post-secondary outcome areas. Given that self-determination and enhanced academic skills are associated with improved post-school outcomes, one possible solution is to identify interventions that teach self-determination and academic skills…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Writing Instruction
Muggeo, Michela A.; Stewart, Catherine E.; Drake, Kelly L.; Ginsburg, Golda S. – Grantee Submission, 2017
Anxiety disorders are common in children and severely impair their functioning. Because a hallmark symptom of anxiety is somatic complaints, anxious youth often seek help from their school nurse. Thus, school nurses are in an ideal position to identify anxious children and intervene early. This study assessed the feasibility of a brief…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, School Nurses, Role, Intervention
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Hendrickson, Jo M.; Woods-Groves, Suzanne; Rodgers, Derek B.; Datchuk, Shawn – Education and Treatment of Children, 2017
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending postsecondary programs at unprecedented rates. Transitions are especially challenging for students with ASD, yet little is known about critical transitions during the college experience. Using the College Adjustment Program Evaluation Scales (CAPES), we examined student and parent…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes
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Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; Berger, Cassie; Lovett, Benjamin J.; Gordon, Michael – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This study assessed the test-taking skills of 776 high school students, 35 of whom were diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD). Students completed a computerized battery of timed reading tests as well as scales that assess test anxiety and test-taking perceptions. Students with LD obtained lower scores than the nondisabled group on all of the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Reading Tests, Test Wiseness
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Bouck, Emily C.; Weng, Pei-Lin; Satsangi, Rajiv – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2016
Introduction: Digital textbooks are increasingly marketed and used, yet little research examines this medium. Within the limited research, even less investigates the role of digital textbooks in mathematics--a challenging content area for many students, but especially for students with visual impairments. Methods: Through a qualitative analysis,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Visual Impairments, Algebra
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Whitney, Todd; Hirn, Regina G.; Lingo, Amy S. – Preventing School Failure, 2016
In the present study, we examined the effects of a fluency-building mathematics program called Great Leaps Math on fluency of basic addition mathematics facts zero to nine and word problem solving using a multiple probe design across participants. Three elementary students with challenging behaviors and mathematics difficulty participated in the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Addition, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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MacArthur, Charles A.; Philippakos, Zoi A.; Graham, Steve – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to develop and validate a measure of motivation for use with basic college writers that would measure self-efficacy, achievement goals, beliefs, and affect. As part of a design research project on curriculum for community college developmental writing classes, 133 students in 11 classes completed the motivation…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation, Evaluation Methods
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Schoffstall, Sarah; Cawthon, Stephanie; Dickson, Duncan; Bond, Mark; Ocuto, Oscar; Ge, Jinjin – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Involvement in extracurricular activities provides youth with opportunities to develop important personal skills, abilities, and preferences, and to build meaningful social support networks. Historically, students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH) have had limited access to opportunities for both academic and occupational development,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Postsecondary Education
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Rogers, Maria; Bélanger-Lejars, Véronique; Toste, Jessica R.; Heath, Nancy L. – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2015
The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and their teachers, and to examine whether this relationship was associated with children's academic motivation. The sample comprised 35 children with clinically elevated levels of ADHD symptoms and 36 children…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Student Relationship, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Academic Achievement
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