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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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Desimone, Laura; Long, Daniel A. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: Although there is relative agreement on the pattern of the achievement gap, attributing changes in the gap to schooling is less clear. Our study contributes to understanding potential teacher and teaching effects on achievement and inequality. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: We intend our work to contribute…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement, Disadvantaged
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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