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Savage, Robert; Abrami, Philip C.; Piquette, Noella; Wood, Eileen; Deleveaux, Gia; Sanghera-Sidhu, Sukhbinder; Burgos, Giovani – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This report describes a cluster randomized control trial (RCT) intervention study of the effectiveness of the ABRACADABRA (ABRA) Web-based literacy system using a classroom-level RCT intervention with 1,067 children in 74 kindergarten and Grade 1 or Grade 1/2 classrooms across Canada. The authors closely followed the CONSORT criteria for executing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Design, Early Reading
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Baker, Scott K.; Santoro, Lana Edwards; Chard, David J.; Fien, Hank; Park, Yonghan; Otterstedt, Janet – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study describes an evaluation of a read aloud intervention to improve comprehension and vocabulary of first-grade students. Twelve teachers were randomly assigned to an intervention or comparison condition. The study lasted 19 weeks, and the intervention focused on the systematic use of narrative and expository texts and dialogic interactions…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Program Evaluation, Intervention
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Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Kainz, Kirsten; Hedrick, Amy; Ginsberg, Marnie; Amendum, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This study evaluated whether the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), a classroom teacher professional development program delivered through webcam technology literacy coaching, could provide rural classroom teachers with the instructional skills to help struggling readers progress rapidly in early reading. Fifteen rural schools were randomly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties
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Gilbert, Jennifer K.; Compton, Donald L.; Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Bouton, Bobette; Barquero, Laura A.; Cho, Eunsoo – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This randomized control trial examined the efficacy of a multitiered supplemental tutoring program within a first-grade responsiveness-to-intervention prevention model. Struggling first-grade readers (n = 649) were screened and progress monitored at the start of the school year. Those identified as unresponsive to general education Tier 1 (n =…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Prevention, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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Bhatt, Rachana; Koedel, Cory – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2012
We use data from one of the few states where information on curriculum adoptions is available--Indiana--to empirically evaluate differences in performance across three elementary-mathematics curricula. The three curricula that we evaluate were popular nationally during the time of our study, and two of the three remain popular today. We find large…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip; Logan, Michele K.; Gifford, Richard – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study evaluated the relative effects of Tier II computer-assisted tutoring in small groups (Team Alphie) and one-to-one tutoring provided to struggling readers in 33 high-poverty Success for All (SFA) schools. In this year-long study, struggling readers in the Team Alphie schools were tutored in groups of 6. In the control schools, students…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Difficulties, Grade 2, Tutoring
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Lane, Holly B.; Pullen, Paige C.; Hudson, Roxanne F.; Konold, Timothy R. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2009
This study examined the components of a one-on-one literacy tutoring model to identify the necessary and sufficient elements for helping struggling beginning readers. The tutoring components of interest included word work using manipulative letters, written word work, and a generalization component. Reading assessment data from 100 first-grade…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Sight Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Data Analysis
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Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Heaviside, Sheila; Novak, Timothy; Murphy, Robert – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
The purpose of this large-scale, national study is to determine whether some early elementary school math curricula are more effective than others at improving student math achievement, thereby providing educators with information that may be useful for making adequate yearly progress (AYP). This report presents results from the first cohort of…
Descriptors: Investigations, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Improvement, Mathematics Achievement
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Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara; Thomas, Melissa; Murphy, Robert; Gallagher, Lawrence – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
National achievement data show that elementary school students in the United States, particularly those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, have weak math skills (National Center for Education Statistics 2009). In fact, data show that, even before they enter elementary school, children from disadvantaged backgrounds are behind their more…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Schwartz, Robert M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
This study investigated the effectiveness and efficiency of the Reading Recovery early intervention. At-risk 1st-grade students were randomly assigned to receive the intervention during the 1st or 2nd half of the school year. High-average and low-average students from the same classrooms provided additional comparisons. Thirty-seven teachers from…
Descriptors: Phonemes, High Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Literacy
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Compton, Donald L.; Fuchs, Douglas; Paulsen, Kimberly; Bryant, Joan D.; Hamlett, Carol L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
This study examined the efficacy of preventive 1st-grade tutoring in mathematics, estimated the prevalence and severity of mathematics disability, and explored pretreatment cognitive characteristics associated with mathematics development. Participants were 564 first graders, 127 of whom were designated at risk (AR) for mathematics difficulty and…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Tutoring, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities