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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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Diaz, Anjolii; Berger, Rebecca; Valiente, Carlos; Eisenberg, Nancy; VanSchyndel, Sarah K.; Tao, Chun; Spinrad, Tracy; Doane, Leah D.; Thompson, Marilyn S.; Silva, Kassondra M.; Southworth, Jody – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Poor sleep is thought to interfere with children's learning and academic achievement (AA). However, existing research and theory indicate there are factors that may mitigate the academic risk associated with poor sleep. The purpose of this study was to examine the moderating role of children's effortful control (EC) on the relation between sleep…
Descriptors: Sleep, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Young Children
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Taub, Gordon E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Research indicates the primary difference between strong and weak readers is their phonemic awareness skills. However, there is no consensus regarding which specific components of phonemic awareness contribute most robustly to reading comprehension. In this study, the relationship among sound blending, sound segmentation, and reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Reading Comprehension, African American Students, Charter Schools
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Lonigan, Christopher J.; Burgess, Stephen R. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
Confirmatory factor analyses of data from 1,501 kindergarten to 5th-grade children who completed 3 measures of decoding, 3 measures of reading comprehension, and 3 measures of listening comprehension as part of a larger study were used to identify the dimensionality of reading skills across elementary school. A 1-factor (reading) model was the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
Goble, Priscilla; Eggum-Wilkens, Natalie D.; Bryce, Crystal I.; Foster, Stacie A.; Hanish, Laura D.; Martin, Carol Lynn; Fabes, Richard A. – Grantee Submission, 2017
Transactional relations between children's positive social interaction skills, school engagement, and academic achievement were examined using a longitudinal panel model across the transition from preschool to first grade. Participants were Head Start children (N = 241; 49% girls, M age = 53 months, range 45-60); 78% were Mexican/Mexican-American;…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Kim, Young-Suk; Puranik, Cynthia; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Elementary School Journal, 2015
We examined growth trajectories of writing and the relation of children's socioeconomic status and language and/or speech impairment to the growth trajectories. First-grade children (N = 304) were assessed on their written composition in the fall, winter, and spring, and their vocabulary and literacy skills in the fall. Children's SES had a…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Language Impairments, Speech Impairments, Child Development
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Guo, Ying; Sun, Shuyan; Breit-Smith, Allison; Morrison, Frederick J.; Connor, Carol McDonald – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, this study examined the cross-lagged relations between behavioral engagement and reading achievement in elementary school and whether these cross-lagged relations differed between low-socioeconomic status (SES) and mid-…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Reading Achievement
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McKinnon, Rachel D.; Blair, Clancy – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Teacher-child relationships have been linked to children's classroom engagement and to academic achievement. However, researchers have paid minimal attention to individual child factors that predict the development of these relationships. In the current study, we examined executive function (EF) prior to school entry as a predictor of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Executive Function
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Watts, Tyler W.; Duncan, Greg J.; Siegler, Robert S.; Davis-Kean, Pamela E. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
A number of studies, both small scale and of nationally-representative student samples, have reported substantial associations between school entry math ability and later elementary school achievement. However, questions remain regarding the persistence of the association between early growth in math ability and later math achievement due to the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Academic Ability, Correlation, Elementary School Students
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Greulich, Luana; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Schatschneider, Christopher; Wanzek, Jeanne; Ortiz, Miriam; Wagner, Richard K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
The purpose of this study was to use a mixed methods approach to learn about inadequate response to a year-long multi-tier response to intervention (RTI) model that allowed first-grade students to move up and down tiers. Participants were 156 students who received supplemental intervention services during a larger multi-tier RTI study involving…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students, Mixed Methods Research, Regression (Statistics)
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Goforth, Kate; Noltemeyer, Amity; Patton, Jon; Bush, Kevin R.; Bergen, Doris – Educational Studies, 2014
Educators are increasingly recognising the importance of improving students' mathematics achievement. Much of the current research focuses on the impact of instructional variables on mathematics achievement. The goal of this study was to examine the influence of less researched variables--family and student factors. Participants were 747…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students, Negative Attitudes
Kim, Young-Suk Grace; Wagner, Richard K. – Grantee Submission, 2015
In the present study we investigated a developmentally changing role of text reading fluency in mediating the relations of word reading fluency and listening comprehension to reading comprehension. We addressed this question by using longitudinal data from Grades 1 to 4 and employing structural equation models. Results showed that the role of text…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Word Recognition, Listening Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Ramirez, Gerardo; Gunderson, Elizabeth A.; Levine, Susan C.; Beilock, Sian L. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2013
Although math anxiety is associated with poor mathematical knowledge and low course grades (Ashcraft & Krause, 2007), research establishing a connection between math anxiety and math achievement has generally been conducted with young adults, ignoring the emergence of math anxiety in young children. In the current study, we explored whether…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Short Term Memory, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics
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McCormick, Meghan P.; O'Connor, Erin E.; Cappella, Elise; McClowry, Sandee G. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
A robust body of research has identified associations between positive teacher-child relationships--characterized by high levels of closeness and low levels of conflict--and children's academic achievement in elementary school (e.g. Roorda, 2012). Additional studies find that high-quality teacher-child relationships may promote academic resilience…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation
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Branum-Martin, Lee; Fletcher, Jack M.; Stuebing, Karla K. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
Much of learning disabilities research relies on categorical classification frameworks that use psychometric tests and cut points to identify children with reading or math difficulties. However, there is increasing evidence that the attributes of reading and math learning disabilities are dimensional, representing correlated continua of severity.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Comorbidity, Cutting Scores, Correlation
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