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Puccioni, Jaime – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The author empirically tests the conceptual model of academic socialization, which suggests that parental cognitions about schooling influence parenting practices and child outcomes during the transition to school (Taylor, Clayton, & Rowley, 2004). More specifically, the author examines associations among parents' conceptions of school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Parents, Socialization
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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
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Manfra, Louis; Dinehart, Laura H. B.; Sembiante, Sabrina F. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study explores the effects of counting objects and reciting numbers in preschool on 1st-grade math performance. Data on 3,125 low-income preschoolers' (4-to 5-year-olds) counting abilities (orally reciting numerals in chronological order and counting blocks) were collected during a fall session (between September 15 and December 15) and were…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Low Income Groups
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Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Maczuga, Steve – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
We used population-based, longitudinal data to investigate the relation between mathematics instructional practices used by first-grade teachers in the United States and the mathematics achievement of their students. Factor analysis identified four types of instructional activities (i.e., teacher-directed, student-centered,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 1, Mathematics Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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Vasquez, William F. – International Review of Education, 2012
This paper presents estimates of production functions of reading and mathematics test scores to assess the effects of supply-side interventions, such as the provision of a community-based school management programme, bilingual education and multigrade teaching, on student learning in Guatemala. The efficiency and consistency of the estimates is…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Education, Multigraded Classes
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Kim, Helyn; Murrah, William M.; Cameron, Claire E.; Brock, Laura L.; Cottone, Elizabeth A.; Grissmer, David – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Children's early motor competence is associated with social development and academic achievement. However, few studies have examined teacher reports of children's motor skills. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Motor Skills Rating Scale (MSRS), a 19-item measure of children's teacher-reported motor skills in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Rating Scales, Measures (Individuals), Mathematics Achievement
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Grissom, James B. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2004
There is continuing controversy about the optimal or appropriate age at which children should start school. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between age and achievement. It is an attempt to evaluate the hypothesis that older students fare better academically than their younger classmates. Findings indicate that on average…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Reading Achievement