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DiCerbo, Kristen E. – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Interest in 21st century skills has brought concomitant interest in ways to teach and measure them. Games hold promise in these areas, but much of their potential has yet to be proven, and there are few examples of how to use the rich data from games to make inferences about players' knowledge, skills, and attributes. This article builds an…
Descriptors: Persistence, Evaluation Methods, Data Collection, Measurement Techniques
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Earnshaw, Valerie A.; Rosenthal, Lisa; Carroll-Scott, Amy; Peters, Susan M.; McCaslin, Catherine; Ickovics, Jeannette R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
Experiencing bullying as a victim is associated with negative health and health behavior outcomes, including substance use, among adolescents. However, understandings of protective factors--factors that enhance adolescents' resilience to the negative consequences of bullying--remain limited. The current study investigates whether teacher…
Descriptors: Smoking, Bullying, Race, Correlation
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Thurston, Allen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
This article presents a critical review of the literature surrounding the potential impact of undiagnosed and untreated vision impairment on reading development in the early years of primary school. Despite pre-school screening programmes, it is still possible for children to enter school with undiagnosed, uncorrected vision impairments. This can…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Clinical Diagnosis, Reading Skills, Young Children
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Radu, Roxana – Educational Studies, 2013
Exploring a unique region concerning educational reforms in the past 20?years, the present study empirically investigates the attitudes towards parental involvement in school life in a comparative perspective of south-eastern European (SEE) countries for the 2008/2009 school year. Based on a multiple regression model for nine different countries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Educational Change, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Overby, Megan S.; Trainin, Guy; Smit, Ann Bosma; Bernthal, John E.; Nelson, Ron – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2012
Purpose: This archival study examined the relationship between the speech sound production skill of kindergarten children and literacy outcomes in Grades 1-3 in a data set where most children's vocabulary skills were within normal limits, speech therapy was not provided until 2nd grade, and phonological awareness instruction was discouraged at the…
Descriptors: Spelling, Phonological Awareness, Kindergarten, Grade 3
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Desimoni, Marta; Scalisi, Teresa Gloria; Orsolini, Margherita – Learning and Instruction, 2012
A sample of 170 Italian children was assessed for reading accuracy, reading speed, text comprehension and spelling in Grades 1 and 3 in order to investigate the concurrent and longitudinal relationships among literacy skills. Main results from multivariate analyses (regression, discriminant and path analyses) indicated that reading speed was the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Predictor Variables, Correlation
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Kirby, John R.; Ball, Angela; Geier, B. Kelly; Parrila, Rauno; Wade-Woolley, Lesly – Journal of Research in Reading, 2011
The development of interest in reading and its relationship to reading ability was examined longitudinally in 117 children in Grades 1-3. Interest in reading was measured by eight items from the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey. Less able readers had lower interest in reading, but their development was parallel to that of more able readers.…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Reading Interests, Phonological Awareness
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Sackes, Mesut; Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Bell, Randy L. – Computers & Education, 2011
This investigation explores young children's computer skills development from kindergarten to third grade using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K) dataset. The sample size of the study was 8642 children. Latent growth curve modeling analysis was used as an analytical tool to examine the development of children's computer…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Young Children, Computers, Kindergarten
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Pianta, Robert C.; Belsky, Jay; Vandergrift, Nathan; Houts, Renate; Morrison, Fred J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This nonexperimental, longitudinal field study examines the extent to which variation in observed classroom supports (quality of emotional and instructional interactions and amount of exposure to literacy and math activities) predicts trajectories of achievement in reading and math from 54 months to fifth grade. Growth mixture modeling detected…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Literacy
Muyskens, Paul; Marston, Doug; Reschly, Amy L. – California School Psychologist, 2007
Behavioral difficulties of school-aged students are typically dealt with in a reactive, rather than preventative manner. This article examines a proactive approach, consistent with the Response-to-Intervention model, using a screening measure designed to identify students at risk for behavior difficulties and targeting these students for early…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Students, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement