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Walsh, Mary E.; Madaus, George F.; Raczek, Anastasia E.; Dearing, Eric; Foley, Claire; An, Chen; Lee-St. John, Terrence J.; Beaton, Albert – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Efforts to support children in schools require addressing not only academic issues, but also out-of-school factors that can affect students' ability to succeed. This study examined academic achievement of students participating in City Connects, a student support intervention operating in high-poverty elementary schools. The sample included 7,948…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Poverty, Elementary Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Goss, C. Lee; Brown-Chidsey, Rachel – Preventing School Failure, 2012
With the emergence of response to intervention as a key element for supporting school success for all students, there is a need for teachers to know which interventions have been found to be effective. Some interventions have been validated with a number of research studies, but new interventions also need such validation. This study was a program…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Program Evaluation, Reading, Reading Programs
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Algozzine, Bob; Wang, Chuang; White, Richard; Cooke, Nancy; Marr, Mary Beth; Algozzine, Kate; Helf, Shawnna S.; Duran, Grace Zamora – Exceptional Children, 2012
This article addresses the effects of 3-tiered comprehensive reading and behavior interventions on K-3 student outcomes in 7 urban elementary schools with a high prevalence of students considered difficult to teach. Specific features of each level of the implementation are described including screening and tier placement procedures, scheduling and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emergent Literacy, Discipline, Program Effectiveness
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Stockard, Jean – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2011
Reviews of research on rural education suggest that identifying ways to help rural schools improve teachers' pedagogical skills should be a high priority. This article addresses this issue by examining changes in reading skills through the primary grades of students in three rural, Midwestern districts that occurred after the implementation of a…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Effect Size
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Stockard, Jean – Journal of Direct Instruction, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of two implementation variables (source of technical support and time of implementation) to first grade reading achievement across three naturally-occurring conditions over a six-year time span. Two of the conditions involved implementation of Direct Instruction (DI) curriculum programs,…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Reading Comprehension
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Wills, Howard; Kamps, Debra; Abbott, Mary; Bannister, Harriett; Kaufman, Jorun – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
This study investigated the effects of small-group reading interventions, implemented within a school wide positive behavior support model, on elementary students with and without risk for emotional and behavior disorders. Participating schools and students were part of a larger randomized controlled group study. A subset of the larger study, four…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Fluency, At Risk Students, Behavior Disorders
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Stockard, Jean – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2010
Previous research has documented a substantial decline of standardized test scores of children from low-income backgrounds, relative to more advantaged peers, in later elementary grades, the so-called "fourth-grade slump." This article examines changes in reading achievement from first to fifth grade for students in a large urban school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Standardized Tests
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Stockard, Jean; Engelmann, Kurt – Journal of Behavior Assessment and Intervention in Children, 2010
Data from two different sites were used to examine how exposure to a highly academic curriculum is related to growth in beginning literacy and early reading skills from kindergarten through the end of third grade. In one site students in one school used the Direct Instruction (DI) program, "Reading Mastery (RM)", from kindergarten…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Direct Instruction, Primary Education
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Crowe, Elizabeth Coyne; Connor, Carol McDonald; Petscher, Yaacov – Journal of School Psychology, 2009
Policy changes at the federal and state level are endeavoring to improve student achievement at schools serving children from lower-SES homes. One important strategy is the focus on using evidence-based core reading curricula to provide a consistent framework for instruction across schools. However, rarely have these curricula undergone rigorous…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement, Comparative Testing, Grade 3
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Nelson, J. Ron; Hurley, Kristin Duppong; Synhorst, Lori; Epstein, Michael H.; Stage, Scott; Buckley, Jacquelyn – Exceptional Children, 2009
Within 3-tier behavioral models, universal interventions are expected to prevent the onset of problem behavior in a majority of children altogether and to sustain improvements in child outcomes by the selected and indicated interventions. A cohort longitudinal design was used to assess the extent to which a 3-tier model achieves these expected…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Academic Achievement, Models, Development
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McIntyre, Ellen; Rightmyer, Elizabeth C.; Petrosko, Joseph P. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2008
In this study, we examined 56 first-grade struggling readers' phonics and reading achievement in classrooms served by SRA Reading Mastery, a scripted model of early reading instruction against the achievement of 52 first-grade struggling readers in classrooms served by one of four other, non-scripted reading models. We also studied the…
Descriptors: Phonics, Early Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
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Webster-Stratton, Carolyn; Reid, M. Jamila; Stoolmiller, Mike – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2008
Background: School readiness, conceptualized as three components including emotional self-regulation, social competence, and family/school involvement, as well as absence of conduct problems play a key role in young children's future interpersonal adjustment and academic success. Unfortunately, exposure to multiple poverty-related risks increases…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Behavior Problems, Interpersonal Competence, Self Management
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Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A.; Abbott, Robert D. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2008
This study examined the long-term growth of reading skills following 1 year of supplemental 1st-grade code-oriented intervention provided by paraeducators. A group of 79 1st graders with reading skills averaging in the lowest quartile received explicit alphabetic and decoding instruction and were assessed postintervention and at 1-year intervals…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervals, Reading Fluency, Early Reading
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Little, M. Annette; Redding-Rhodes, Jenny; Phillips, Andrea; Welsh, Megan T. – Exceptional Children, 2007
To date, reports of reading interventions for students at risk for emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD) that have been published in refereed journals have involved sustained support by university or school-site personnel. This study examined the efficacy and feasibility of a reading intervention that 2 general education teachers implemented in…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Fluency, Behavior Disorders
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Paris, Alison H.; Paris, Scott G. – Cognition and Instruction, 2007
This study provided 5 weeks of direct strategy instruction about narrative elements and relations in 4 first-grade classrooms (n = 83), all with materials that made minimal decoding demands on children's reading. Two comparison classrooms (n = 40) received comparable instruction on language development and poetry. A battery of assessments given at…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Primary Education, Statistical Analysis
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