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Foorman, Barbara; Herrera, Sarah; Dombek, Jennifer; Schatschneider, Chris; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Understanding written language is crucial to academic success in all content areas. Ensuring a strong foundation in the components of written language--that is, the literacy skills of reading, writing, and oral language--is essential if students are to read with understanding and, thus, is a primary goal of early literacy instruction and of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Instructional Effectiveness
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Slama, Rachel; Molefe, Ayrin; Gerdeman, Dean; Herrera, Angelica; Brodziak de los Reyes, Iliana; August, Diane; Cavazos, Linda – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2017
English learner students are challenged by the difficult task of learning English concurrently with learning content in areas such as reading and math. English learner students who have not attained proficiency in English or learned core course content by the middle and upper grades may not have the requisite skills to enroll in courses required…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Time
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Mulligan, Gail M.; McCarroll, Jill Carlivati; Flanagan, Kristin Denton; Potter, Daniel – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
This report is intended to provide a snapshot of the children in the ECLS-K:2011 cohort who were in kindergarten for the first time in the 2010-11 school year and advanced to first grade in the following year. Information is presented on selected child and family characteristics, such as poverty status and parental education (table 1), obtained…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Elementary School Students, Family Characteristics
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Tourangeau, Karen; Nord, Christine; Lê, Thanh; Wallner-Allen, Kathleen; Hagedorn, Mary C.; Leggitt, John; Najarian, Michelle – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This manual provides guidance and documentation for users of the longitudinal kindergarten-first grade (K-1) data file of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011). It mainly provides information specific to the first-grade rounds of data collection. Data for the ECLS-K:2011 are released in both a…
Descriptors: Children, Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten
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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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Goodson, Barbara; Wolf, Anne; Bell, Steve; Turner, Herb; Finney, Pamela B. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
This study is the first randomized study of the impacts of the vocabulary instruction program Kindergarten PAVEd for Success (K-PAVE) (Hamilton and Schwanenflugel 2011) on low-income students in kindergarten and grade 1. The study has two components. The first component is a test of the impacts of one year of the K-PAVE vocabulary instruction in…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Observation, Vocabulary, Teacher Surveys
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Campuzano, Larissa; Dynarski, Mark; Agodini, Roberto; Rall, Kristina – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
In the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Congress called for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to conduct a rigorous study of the conditions and practices under which educational technology is effective in increasing student academic achievement. A 2007 report presenting study findings for the 2004-2005 school year, indicated that, after one…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Computer Software
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Aritomi, Paola; Coopersmith, Jared; Gruber, Kerry – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This report presents selected findings from the school district data file of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public, private, and Bureau of Indian Education-funded (BIE) K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The public school sample…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Insurance, Collective Bargaining
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Warkentien, Siri; Grady, Sarah – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This Statistics in Brief contributes to current research by investigating the use of tutoring services among a nationally representative group of public school students enrolled in grades K-12. The report compares students in schools that have not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 3 or more years, and were thereby enrolled in schools that…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
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Gamse, Beth C.; Bloom, Howard S.; Kemple, James J.; Jacob, Robin Tepper – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2008
This report presents preliminary findings from the Reading First Impact Study, a congressionally mandated evaluation of the federal government initiative to help all children read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) established Reading First and mandated its evaluation. This document is…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, National Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension
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Gamse, Beth C.; Jacob, Robin Tepper; Horst, Megan; Boulay, Beth; Unlu, Fatih – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2008
This report presents findings from the third and final year of the Reading First Impact Study (RFIS), a congressionally mandated evaluation of the federal government's initiative to help all children read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 established Reading First (RF) and mandated its…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Regression (Statistics), State Programs
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Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Heaviside, Sheila; Novak, Timothy; Murphy, Robert – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
The purpose of this large-scale, national study is to determine whether some early elementary school math curricula are more effective than others at improving student math achievement, thereby providing educators with information that may be useful for making adequate yearly progress (AYP). This report presents results from the first cohort of…
Descriptors: Investigations, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Improvement, Mathematics Achievement
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Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara; Thomas, Melissa; Murphy, Robert; Gallagher, Lawrence – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
National achievement data show that elementary school students in the United States, particularly those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, have weak math skills (National Center for Education Statistics 2009). In fact, data show that, even before they enter elementary school, children from disadvantaged backgrounds are behind their more…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Holt, Emily W.; McGrath, Daniel J.; Herring, William L. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
This Issue Brief reports the timing of entry into special education and the number of grades in which students receive special education across the primary grades. About 12 percent of students receive special education in at least one of the grades: kindergarten, first, and third grade, including 16 percent of boys, 8 percent of girls, 18 percent…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Student Participation, Kindergarten, Poverty
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Morton, Beth A.; Dalton, Ben – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
This brief report uses data from five administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) to examine the distribution of weekly instructional hours by regular, full-time first- through fourth-grade teachers of self-contained classrooms in four subjects: English/reading/language arts; arithmetic/mathematics; social studies/history; and,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Self Contained Classrooms, Public School Teachers, Time Management
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