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Vanderwood, Mike L.; Linklater, Danielle; Healy, Krista – School Psychology Review, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between English phonics (nonsense word fluency) and reading performance for 134 English language learners. First-grade nonsense word fluency scores had significant moderate to large correlations to three third-grade outcome measures: curriculum-based measurement in reading (0.65), Maze…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Curriculum Based Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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