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Rojas, Raúl; Hiebert, Lindsey; Gusewski, Svenja; Francis, David J. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
This study investigated early indicators of Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) at risk for reading difficulties at the end of Grade 2 by examining their early bilingual oral language development, taking into account language of academic instruction. Standardized measures of reading and narrative samples were collected in English and Spanish…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Educational Indicators, Bilingualism, Oral Language
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Ritchey, Kristen D.; Coker, David L., Jr.; Jackson, Allison F. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
We investigated the relationship between 28 teachers' theoretical orientations to writing instruction and self-reported instructional practices and student writing performance. First-, second-, and third-grade teachers completed the Teacher Writing Orientation Scale developed by Graham, Harris, MacArthur, and Fink (2002) and reported the frequency…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness
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Paz, Luciano; Goldin, Andrea P.; Diuk, Carlos; Sigman, Mariano – Cognitive Science, 2015
Seventy-three children between 6 and 7 years of age were presented with a problem having ambiguous subgoal ordering. Performance in this task showed reliable fingerprints: (a) a non-monotonic dependence of performance as a function of the distance between the beginning and the end-states of the problem, (b) very high levels of performance when the…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Play, Games
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Nevo, Einat; Bar-Kochva, Irit – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2015
This study investigated the relations of early working-memory abilities (phonological and visual-spatial short-term memory [STM] and complex memory and episodic buffer memory) and later developing reading skills. Sixty Hebrew-speaking children were followed from kindergarten through Grade 5. Working memory was tested in kindergarten and reading in…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Reading Skills, Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten
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Lucero, Audrey – Child Development, 2015
This study investigated relations among microlevel and macrolevel domains of oral narrative retells within and across the languages of Spanish-speaking bilingual children. Fifty-six first and second graders (M[subscript age] = 7 years, 3 months) were assessed on a retell task in Spanish and English. Two statistical analyses were conducted: (a)…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Bilingualism, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Sheehan, Kathleen M.; Flor, Michael; Napolitano, Diane; Ramineni, Chaitanya – ETS Research Report Series, 2015
This paper considers whether the sources of linguistic complexity presented within texts targeted at 1st-grade readers have increased, decreased, or held steady over the 52-year period from 1962 to 2013. A collection of more than 450 texts is examined. All texts were selected from Grade 1 textbooks published by Scott Foresman during the targeted…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Content Analysis, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Wei, Tianlan; Liu, Xun; Barnard-Brak, Lucy – Research in Education, 2015
This study examined children's trajectories of mathematics and reading achievements from kindergarten to eighth grade along with the gender differences in these trajectories. A total of 8503 participants drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K) formed the sample of the study. The results of the latent growth…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Gender Differences, Correlation
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Hayashi, Hajimu; Shiomi, Yuki – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
This study examined whether children understand that people selectively conceal or express emotion depending upon the context. We prepared two contexts for a verbal display task for 70 first-graders, 80 third-graders, 64 fifth-graders, and 71 adults. In both contexts, protagonists had negative feelings because of the behavior of the other…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5
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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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May, Henry; Sirinides, Philip; Gray, Abby; Davila, Heather Goldsworthy; Sam, Cecile; Blalock, Toscha; Blackman, Horatio; Anderson-Clark, Helen; Schiera, Andrew J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
As part of the 2010 economic stimulus, a $55 million "Investing in Innovation" (i3) grant from the US Department of Education was awarded to scale up Reading Recovery across the nation. This paper presents the final round of results from the large-scale, mixed methods randomized evaluation of the implementation and impacts of Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Mixed Methods Research
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Palardy, Gregory J.; Peng, Luyao – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
This study examines the effects of including the summer period on value-added assessments (VAA) of teacher and school performance at the early grades. The results indicate that 40-62% of the variance in VAA estimates originates from the summer period, depending on the outcome (i.e., reading or math achievement gains). Furthermore, when summer is…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Effectiveness, School Effectiveness
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Moutsios-Rentzos, Andreas; Stamatis, Panagiotis J. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2015
Introduction. In this study, we focus on the relationship between the students' mathematical thinking and their non-mechanically identified eye-movements with the purpose to gain deeper understanding about the students' reasoning processes and to investigate the feasibility of incorporating eye-movement information in everyday pedagogy. Method.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Thinking Skills, Correlation, Eye Movements
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Liu, Sylvia; Yuen, Mantak; Rao, Nirmala – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This exploratory study involved a structured group-games intervention to develop first-grade students' social competence. The effects were evaluated by assessing possible outcomes for the children's social status. A sample of 119 first-grade, mixed-ability students from a Hong Kong primary school participated in the sessions (63 boys, 56 girls:…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence
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Kakia, Lida; Popov, Habil Nikolay; Arani, Abbas Madandar – Cogent Education, 2015
Children's school readiness has received much attention from professionals in the field of education. Nevertheless, scholars in Middle East countries have not investigated this topic in a major way. The purpose of the present study was to determine (i) the most common parent-child activities for first-grade pupils in Tehran primary schools as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Grade 1, Learning Activities
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Han, Jeanie Nam; Vanderwood, Michael L.; Lee, Catherine Y. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the predictive validity of early literacy measures with first-grade Korean English language learners (ELLs) in the United States at varying levels of English proficiency. Participants were screened using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF), DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Korean Americans
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