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Jayanthi, Madhavi; Dimino, Joseph; Gersten, Russell; Taylor, Mary Jo; Haymond, Kelly; Smolkowski, Keith; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The purpose of this replication study was to examine the impact of the Teacher Study Group (TSG) professional development in vocabulary on first-grade teachers' knowledge of vocabulary instruction and observed teaching practice, and on students' vocabulary knowledge. Sixty-two schools from 16 districts in four states were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Grade 1
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Baroody, Arthur J.; Purpura, David J.; Eiland, Michael D.; Reid, Erin E. – Cognition and Instruction, 2014
Achieving fluency with basic subtraction and add-with-8 or -9 combinations is difficult for primary grade children. A 9-month training experiment entailed evaluating the efficacy of software designed to promote such fluency via guided learning of reasoning strategies. Seventy-five eligible first graders were randomly assigned to one of three…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Madill, Rebecca A.; Gest, Scott D.; Rodkin, Philip C. – School Psychology Review, 2014
This study examines the roles of emotionally supportive teacher-child interactions and child characteristics (aggressive-disruptive behavior and low peer social preference) in first-, third, and fifth-grade children's perceptions of teacher closeness and sense of peer community. Results from a series of multilevel models suggest that emotionally…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Student Characteristics, Aggression
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Temple, Judy A.; Reynolds, Arthur J. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2015
Budget constraints and difficulty raising taxes limit school districts from expanding education programming, even when research shows that additional expenditures would generate economic benefits that are greater than costs. Recently, coalitions of private investors, philanthropists, education practitioners, and government finance analysts have…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Social Influences, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reported in this paper examined the effects of “First Step to Success (First Step),” a school- and home-based program intended to improve outcomes for students with moderate to severe behavior problems who may be at risk for academic failure. The study took place in six locations across five states: San Jose, California; Tampa, Florida;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior
Molitor, Jessica; Ryall, Mickey; Kelter, Paul – Science Educator, 2013
"Sustainable" development refers to development that meets our needs, while making it possible for future generations to meet their needs. Societal and personal choices will dictate if sustainable development will be possible, or, rather, if the environmental, economic and social impact of our continual lifestyle demands will lead to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Elementary School Science
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Daytner, Katrina M.; Johanson, Joyce; Clark, Letha; Robinson, Linda – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2012
Accessing Curriculum Through Technology Tools (ACTTT), a project funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), developed and tested a model designed to allow children in early elementary school, including those "at risk" and with disabilities, to better access, participate in, and benefit from the general curriculum.…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Communication Skills, Special Education, Disabilities
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Delli, Dane A.; Silverman, Mathew A. – Journal of School Public Relations, 2012
River Trails School District 26--a K-8 public school district in Mount Prospect, Illinois, with 1,580 students--developed, implemented, and celebrated a student-centered public relations event that focused on reading and technology. The literacy and technology fair drew hundreds of parents, students, staff, and community members to the district…
Descriptors: School Districts, Elementary Education, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship
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Benjamins, Maureen R.; Whitman, Steven – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Despite the growing number of school-based interventions designed to reduce childhood obesity or otherwise promote health, no models or materials were found for Jewish schools. The current study describes an effort within a Jewish school system in Chicago to create, implement, and evaluate a school-based intervention tailored to the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Jews, Intervention
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Li-Grining, Christine P.; Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth; Maldonado-Carreno, Carolina; Haas, Kelly – Developmental Psychology, 2010
Children's early approaches to learning (ATL) enhance their adaptation to the demands they experience with the start of formal schooling. The current study uses individual growth modeling to investigate whether children's early ATL, which includes persistence, emotion regulation, and attentiveness, explain individual differences in their academic…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Grade 5
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Pillow, Bradford H.; Pearson, RaeAnne M.; Hecht, Mary; Bremer, Amanda – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2010
Children and adults rated their own certainty following inductive inferences, deductive inferences, and guesses. Beginning in kindergarten, participants rated deductions as more certain than weak inductions or guesses. Deductions were rated as more certain than strong inductions beginning in Grade 3, and fourth-grade children and adults…
Descriptors: Children, Adults, Logical Thinking, Inferences
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Elish-Piper, Laurie; L'Allier, Susan K. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2010
This study explored the relationship between literacy coaching and student reading achievement in grades K-1 in a school district that received a Reading First grant. The study analyzed how literacy coaches spent their time and explored the relationship between the amount and content of coaching and student reading achievement at the teacher level…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Emergent Literacy, Elementary Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The study examined how the English reading performance of predominantly Spanish-speaking students in transitional bilingual education compared with the performance of predominantly Spanish-speaking students in structured English immersion. The study analyzed data on three cohorts of students in six schools in Los Angeles; Denver; Albuquerque; St.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bilingual Education, Immersion Programs, Reading Achievement
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Pappas, Christine C.; Varelas, Maria – Language Arts, 2009
This article presents a review of the author's long-term research in urban classrooms. The authors explore six illustrated information books created by children as culminating activities of integrated science-literacy units, Forest and Matter, that they developed, implemented, and studied in several 1st-3rd grade classrooms in Chicago Public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Scientific Literacy, Books, Public Schools
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