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Macaruso, Paul; Wilkes, Shani; Franzén, Sarah; Schechter, Rachel – Computers in the Schools, 2019
This three-year longitudinal study tracked the reading performance of 68 kindergarten students from low SES backgrounds. These students received instruction with a blended learning program--Lexia® Core5® Reading--from the start of kindergarten through second grade. During each school year the students made significant gains on a standardized…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Low Income Students, Blended Learning, Grade 1
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Schechter, Rachel; Macaruso, Paul; Kazakoff, Elizabeth R.; Brooke, Elizabeth – Computers in the Schools, 2015
This study investigated the potential benefits of a blended learning approach on the reading skills of low socioeconomic status students in Grades 1 and 2. Treatment students received English language arts instruction that was both teacher-led and technology-based. Comparisons were made with control students who received the same English language…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Reading Instruction, Low Income Students, Elementary School Students
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Shannon, Lisa Cassidy; Styers, Mary Koenig; Wilkerson, Stephanie Baird; Peery, Elizabeth – Computers in the Schools, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of Accelerated Reader, a computer-based learning program, at improving student reading. Accelerated Reader is a progress-monitoring, assessment, and practice tool that supports classroom instruction and guides independent reading. Researchers used a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the program with 344…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Milman, Natalie B.; Carlson-Bancroft, Angela; Vanden Boogart, Amy – Computers in the Schools, 2014
This mixed methods case study examined the implementation of a 1:1 iPad initiative in a suburban, co-educational, independent, preK-4th grade elementary school in the United States. This article focuses on how teachers used iPads to differentiate instruction and across multiple content areas. Findings show the processes by which teachers employed…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda – Computers in the Schools, 2008
Data gathered from 25 rural public school districts in Texas during 2002-2003 were used to assess the impact of educator professional development and technology-intensive classroom learning activities on first- and second-grade students' reading achievement. Students from 18 school districts received the treatment while students from 7 randomly…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, School Districts, Effect Size