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Barr, Christopher D.; Reutebuch, Colleen K.; Carlson, Coleen D.; Vaughn, Sharon; Francis, David J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2019
Beginning in 2002, researchers developed, implemented, and evaluated the efficacy of an English reading intervention for first-grade English learners using multiple randomized control trials (RCTs). As a result of this efficacy work, researchers successfully competed for an IES Goal 4 effectiveness study using the same intervention. Unlike the…
Descriptors: Intervention, English Language Learners, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Schnorr, Crystalyn I.; Freeman-Green, Shaqwana; Test, David W. – Remedial and Special Education, 2016
This study evaluated the quality of the research and evidence base for using response cards to increase opportunities to respond (OTR) for students with and without disabilities at the elementary level (i.e., kindergarten through Grade 5). Using quality indicator criteria for single-case research, six single-case studies investigating response…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Responses, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Hines, Mary Beth; Conner-Zachocki, Jennifer – Teacher Development, 2015
This research study examines the impact of teacher research on participants in a large-scale educational reform initiative in the United States, No Child Left Behind, and its strand for reading teachers, Reading First. Reading First supported professional development for teachers in order to increase student scores on standardized tests. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Educational Research, Educational Change, Reading Teachers
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Brighton, Catherine M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Huang, Francis H. L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
This study of advanced readers in Reading First (RF) classrooms was part of a larger evaluation of one state's RF implementation. The study's purposes were to (a) assess the longitudinal growth of advanced primary readers as compared with their non-advanced-reading peers over a 3-year timeframe and (b) determine the degree to which RF classrooms…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Wyatt, Tasha R. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2014
The American legislation of No Child Left Behind resulted in a boom in scripted, prepackaged curricula for improving student outcomes. At the same time, greater attention to the needs of diverse populations also took prominence, resulting in a new area of study, culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy. The current view is that scripted curriculum…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Curriculum Development
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Papola-Ellis, Aimee – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2014
Educational policies and initiatives significantly influence instruction in classrooms across the nation. This article presents data from a larger critical ethnographic study in an urban school in the United States during the school's first year implementing the Common Core State Standards. In this article, the author shares data from three…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Ethnography, Urban Schools
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Fuller, Sarah C.; Ladd, Helen F. – Education Finance and Policy, 2013
We use North Carolina data to explore whether the quality of teachers in the lower elementary grades (K-2) falls short of teacher quality in the upper grades (3-5) and to examine the hypothesis that school accountability pressures contribute to such quality shortfalls. Our concern with the early grades arises from recent studies highlighting how…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Accountability, Federal Legislation
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Reddy, Linda A.; Fabiano, Gregory A.; Dudek, Christopher M. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
The present study is an initial investigation of the concurrent validity of a new assessment, the Classroom Strategies Scale (CSS version 2.0) for Elementary School--Observer Form. The CSS assesses teachers' use of instructional and behavioral management strategies. In the present study, the CSS is compared to the Classroom Assessment Scoring…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Educational Assessment, Instruction, Validity
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Plank, Stephen B.; Condliffe, Barbara Falk – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
High-stakes tests are the most heavily weighted measures in accountability systems developed in response to No Child Left Behind. While some studies show high-stakes accountability being related to test score gains, others suggest these policies do not improve achievement and often result in unintended consequences. To understand mechanisms…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation
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Breidenbach, Daniel H.; French, Brian F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
The Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills-II (CIBS-II) is the newest version of a long-standing instrument that is useful for identifying student achievement, identifying and monitoring academic strengths and weaknesses, obtaining data to support referrals, and reporting progress for individual educational plans. Since the CIBS-II is…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Test Validity, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Vance, Michael J.; Gresham, Frank M.; Dart, Evan H. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
This manuscript describes a research project designed to examine the relative effectiveness of a two non-function-based interventions (differential reinforcement of other behavior and self- monitoring) for decreasing problem behavior in a general education classroom for three students whose problem behaviors were hypothesized to be functionally…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, General Education, Reinforcement, Intervention
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Hosp, John L.; Hosp, Michelle A.; Dole, Janice K. – School Psychology Review, 2011
Universal screening measures are an integral component of any tiered system of instructional delivery. Recent studies of screening measures have often excluded examinations of bias in predictive validity. The present study examined a common screening instrument for evidence of bias in predictive validity across the four disaggregation categories…
Descriptors: Evidence, Reading Fluency, Federal Legislation, Predictive Validity
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Lubienski, Sarah Theule; Crane, Corinna Crawford – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2010
Most studies of school achievement use free-lunch eligibility or other basic indicators to adjust for differences in students' socioeconomic backgrounds. This study determines whether these variables are enough to separate the confounding effects of students' backgrounds from the main variables of interest in education studies. The Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Social Class, Predictor Variables
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Mitsakos, Charles L.; Ackerman, Ann T. – Social Education, 2009
Schools in the late sixties and early seventies had many options and were engaged in implementing a variety of programs rooted in the social science disciplines with effective pedagogy drawn from social studies educators. With the implementation of the "No Child Left Behind" Act, one can observe the drastic changes made in the way social…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Social Studies, Innovation, Scores
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Jarrett, Olga; Waite-Stupiansky, Sandra – Young Children, 2009
The demise of recess in many elementary schools--and of outdoor play in general--is an issue of great concern to many members of the Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum. Most people remember recess as an important part of the school day. It was a time to be outdoors; to organize games; to play on the swings, slides, and other playground…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Obesity, Play, Heart Disorders
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