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McCormick, Meghan P.; White, Hope; Horn, Elizabeth Parham; Lacks, Rachel Stephanie; O'Connor, Erin E.; Cappella, Elise; McClowry, Sandee G. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This study investigated the impacts of "INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament" on instructional support and math and reading skills in kindergarten and first grade classrooms with high levels of student shyness. "INSIGHTS" is a temperament-based intervention with teacher, parent, and classroom programs. 22 urban elementary…
Descriptors: Shyness, Personality Traits, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Patrick, Susan Kemper – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Ability grouping is a common educational practice utilized by elementary teachers during reading instruction. This study examines whether ability grouping operates as a form of educational stratification by examining the following research question: To what extent do student literacy skills, background characteristics, and prior group placement…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Student Placement, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Instruction
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Jones, Curtis J.; Lander, Rachel; Westrum, Rachel – Grantee Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the i3-funded SPARK program on the literacy development of students in kindergarten through third grade. The SPARK program represents a collaboration between Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Public Schools. In the study, two cohorts of students were randomly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2