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Buttaro, Anthony, Jr.; Catsambis, Sophia – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Ability grouping has resurged in U.S. schools despite long-standing debates over its consequences for educational equity. Proponents argue that it is the best response to variation in academic skills because it allows teachers to customize the content and pace of instruction to students' diverse needs. Critics answer that this practice…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Equal Education, Reading Instruction, Primary Education
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Zimmerman, Belinda S.; Rasinski, Timothy V.; Was, Christopher A.; Rawson, Katherine A.; Dunlosky, John; Kruse, Sharon D.; Nikbakht, Elham – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the efficacy of the Fluency Development Lesson (FDL) in improving reading achievement in primary grade struggling readers. 30 readers, enrolled in a summer reading clinic, participated in daily 40-min mini-reading lessons across 5 weeks. During the fluency lessons, readers practiced and developed their literacy skills…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Washington, Julie A.; Branum-Martin, Lee; Lee-James, Ryan; Sun, Congying – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This investigation examined the gender gap in language and reading skills in a sample of low-income African American boys compared to African American girls from the same neighborhoods and schools. Using a longitudinal, accelerated cohort design, we used individual growth curve models to evaluate the reading and language performance of 1st through…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, African American Students, Males, Grade 1
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Germeroth, Carrie; Kelleman, Becky; Spartz, Jeremy – Education Sciences, 2018
Since 1992, our nation's report card (NAEP) has indicated minimal improvement in reading. One of every three fourth grade students cannot read or understand text at a basic proficient level. At the same time, reading curricula publishers have approached reading improvement in similar ways. Recent advancements in technology allow educators to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Fluency, Music Activities
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Coyne, Michael D.; Oldham, Ashley; Dougherty, Shaun M.; Leonard, Kaitlin; Koriakin, Taylor; Gage, Nicholas A.; Burns, Darci; Gillis, Margie – Exceptional Children, 2018
A large body of research supports the efficacy of small group reading interventions for students in Grades K through 3. However, there are few studies evaluating the effects of supplemental Tier-2 intervention implemented within a response to intervention (RTI) or multitiered systems of support (MTSS) framework. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Regression (Statistics), Educational Change, Supplementary Reading Materials
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Chung, Sheila Cira; Koh, Poh Wee; Deacon, S. Hélène; Chen, Xi – Topics in Language Disorders, 2017
This longitudinal study investigated the predictors of word reading in English and French for 69 children in early total French immersion from first through third grade. The influence of phonological awareness, orthographic processing, and vocabulary in English and French on the achievement and growth of word reading in the 2 languages were…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Immersion Programs, Predictor Variables, Word Recognition
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Palacios, Natalia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study uses the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort to examine the influence that teachers and classrooms have on children's short- and long-term reading achievement trajectories throughout the elementary school years. The analytic sample in the 1st grade is 16,604 children nested within 5,029 teachers, the 3rd-grade sample…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys
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D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Lose, Mary K.; Kelly, Robert H. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
Though the immediate effect of Reading Recovery (RR) is both strong and well established, the longer term or sustained effect has been less studied and the evidence regarding it has been less conclusive. Michigan Reading Recovery students (n = 328) were compared to control students (n = 264) while in first (2009-2010), third (2011), and fourth…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Cohen, Rebecca A.; Mather, Nancy; Schneider, Deborah A.; White, Jennifer M. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
One-hundred-fourteen kindergarten through third-grade teachers from seven different schools were surveyed using "The Survey of Preparedness and Knowledge of Language Structure Related to Teaching Reading to Struggling Students." The purpose was to compare their definitions and application knowledge of language structure, phonics, and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Smith, Kevin G.; Burk, Kymyona; Oakley, Nathan – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Substantial research points to the importance of developing strong early literacy skills. However, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, between 2007 and 2013, no more than 55 percent of Mississippi grade 4 students were reading at or above the proficiency level that demonstrates solid academic performance for the grade…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Torppa, Minna; Georgiou, George K.; Niemi, Pekka; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – Annals of Dyslexia, 2017
Research and clinical practitioners have mixed views whether reading and spelling difficulties should be combined or seen as separate. This study examined the following: (a) if double dissociation between reading and spelling can be identified in a transparent orthography (Finnish) and (b) the cognitive and noncognitive precursors of this…
Descriptors: Spelling, Reading Instruction, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Reading Difficulties
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Madden, Nancy A.; Slavin, Robert E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This article reports on 2 experiments in inner-city Baltimore evaluating a computer-assisted tutoring approach, Tutoring With Alphie (TWA), in which 1 paraprofessional can work with up to 6 children at a time. In Study 1, we randomly assigned 14 schools to receive TWA or to continue with whatever approaches they were currently using. Each…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Tutoring, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Slade, Timothy S.; Piper, Benjamin; Kaunda, Zikani; King, Simon; Ibrahim, Hibatalla – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
Summer learning loss--decreased academic performance following an extended school break, typically during the period after one grade ends and before another grade starts--is a well-documented phenomenon in North America, but poorly described in sub-Saharan African contexts. In this article, we use the term "grade-transition break" loss…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Kosanovich, Marcia; Foorman, Barbara – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast developed a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Facilitators Guide to support educators in the implementation of recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse's. The practice guide focuses on the foundational reading skills that enable students to read words, relate those words to their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Guides, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Kosanovich, Marcia; Foorman, Barbara – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast developed a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Facilitators Guide to support educators in the implementation of recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse's. The practice guide focuses on the foundational reading skills that enable students to read words, relate those words to their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Guides, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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