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Gersten, Russell; Dimino, Joseph; Jayanthi, Madhavi; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca; Taylor, Mary Jo – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The ESEA Blueprint for Reform states that teachers need "effective, ongoing, job-embedded, professional development that is targeted to student and school needs… [and] aligned with evidence of improvements in student learning." Unfortunately, the professional development approaches advocated, though sensible and compelling in theory,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Vocabulary Development, Observation, Grade 1
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Stichter, Janine P.; Lewis, Timothy J.; Whittaker, Tiffany A.; Richter, Mary; Johnson, Nanci W.; Trussell, Robert P. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2009
The importance of effective instruction on student academic and social achievement has been well documented. Strong classroom management and the use of high rates of opportunities to respond (OTR) have been two advocated classroom practices to positively impact student performance. This article presents an analysis of data collected across 35…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Schools, General Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Riepl, Jennifer H.; Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; Martella, Ronald C. – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2008
This study explored the effects of "Reading Mastery Plus" in grades K-2 at a Title 1 school with six students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Two students in each of grades kindergarten, 1, and 2 participated. "Diagnostic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)" spring fluency probes were used…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Kindergarten