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Koon, Sharon; Petscher, Yaacov; Foorman, Barbara R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2014
This study examines whether the classification and regression tree (CART) model improves the early identification of students at risk for reading comprehension difficulties compared with the more difficult to interpret logistic regression model. CART is a type of predictive modeling that relies on nonparametric techniques. It presents results in…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Identification, Reading Comprehension
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Yeo, Lay See; Clarke, Christine – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2006
This paper investigates the concept of adjustment to school for a group of primary one (first grade) pupils in Singapore. Pupils rated by their teachers as being well adjusted obtained significantly higher grades at the end of the school year, did not require additional learning support, and exhibited better social skills compared to children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Student Adjustment, Grades (Scholastic)
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Magnuson, Katherine A.; Meyers, Marcia K.; Ruhm, Christopher J.; Waldfogel, Jane – American Educational Research Journal, 2004
Attendance in U.S. preschools has risen substantially in recent decades, but gaps in enrollment between children from advantaged and disadvantaged families remain. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, we analyze the effect of participation in child care and early education on children's school…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Early Reading, Preschool Education, Mathematics Skills
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Tali Tal, Revital – Environmental Education Research, 2004
A case study of school-community collaboration in an elementary community school in Israel follows up an environmental education (EE) school-based curriculum that involves the parents and community members in various indoors and outdoors activities. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach. In these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School Community Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation