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Clarke, Ben; Doabler, Christian T.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Shanley, Caroline – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2015
This article provides an overview of effective instructional strategies and interventions for kindergarten and first-grade students at risk in mathematics. The article reviews instructional strategies and interventions within a multitier instructional model in order to provide a framework for teachers and schools looking to increase the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
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Rolfhus, Eric; Clarke, Ben; Decker, Lauren E.; Williams, Chuck; Dimino, Joseph – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Large scale longitudinal research (Morgan, Farkas, & Wu, 2009) and a meta-analysis (Duncan et al., 2007) have found that early mathematics achievement is a strong predictor of later mathematics achievement. In fact, end of Kindergarten and end of grade 1 mathematics achievement on ECLS-K and similar mathematics proficiency measures tends to be…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention
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Nelson-Walker, Nancy J.; Doabler, Christian T.; Fien, Hank; Gause, Marshall; Baker, Scott K.; Clarke, Ben – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Widespread concern has been expressed about the persistent low mathematics achievement of students in the US, particularly for students from low-income and minority backgrounds and students with disabilities. Instructional gaming technology, when designed and fictionalized well, has the potential to improve the motivation and mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement, At Risk Students, Educational Games
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Rolfhus, Eric; Gersten, Russell; Clarke, Ben; Decker, Lauren E.; Wilkins, Chuck; Dimino, Joseph – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
The 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) approved schools' use of alternative methods for determining student eligibility for special education services. IDEA encourages schools to intervene as soon as there is a valid indication that a student might experience academic difficulties, rather than after…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Eligibility, Tutor Training
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Clarke, Ben; Nese, Joseph F. T.; Alonzo, Julie; Smith, Jean Louise M.; Tindal, Gerald; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Baker, Scott K. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
The results from a year-long study to investigate the technical features of easyCBM mathematics screening measures for first grade are presented. Measures were designed based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Curriculum Focal Point standards, which for Grade 1 include (a) Number and Operations and Algebra, (b) Number and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Predictive Validity, Classification, Mathematics Teachers
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Chard, David J.; Clarke, Ben; Baker, Scott; Otterstedt, Janet; Braun, Drew; Katz, Rachell – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2005
As recent research efforts have focused on preventing reading difficulties and enhancing the effectiveness of special education services for students with reading problems, similar efforts in mathematics have not been realized. This article describes the development and preliminary field testing of a set of measures designed to screen students in…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Predictive Validity, Field Tests, Kindergarten
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