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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"READ 180®" is a reading program designed for struggling readers who are reading 2 or more years below grade level. It combines online and direct instruction, student assessment, and teacher professional development. "READ 180®" is delivered in 90-minute sessions that include whole-group instruction, three small-group…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Instructional Effectiveness
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"SpellRead"[TM], formerly known as "SpellRead Phonological Auditory Training"[R], is a small-group literacy program for struggling readers in grades 2-12. "SpellRead"[TM] integrates the auditory and visual aspects of the reading process and emphasizes specific skill mastery through systematic and explicit instruction.…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Evidence, Outcome Measures
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The "Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol"[R] ("SIOP"[R]) is a framework for planning and delivering instruction in content areas such as science, history, and mathematics to English language learners as well as other students. The goal of "SIOP"[R] is to help teachers integrate academic language development…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Intervention
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies" (PALS) is a peer-tutoring instructional program that supplements the primary reading curriculum. Pairs of students work together on reading activities intended to improve reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Students in the pairs--who alternately take on the roles of tutor and tutee--read…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"Chemistry That Applies" is an instructional unit designed to help students in grades 8-10 understand the law of conservation of matter. It consists of 24 lessons organized in four clusters. Working in groups, students explore four chemical reactions: burning, rusting, the decomposition of water, and the reaction of baking soda and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Units of Study, Hands on Science
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"ThinkerTools" is a computer-based program that aims to develop students' understanding of physics and scientific modeling. The program is composed of two curricula for middle school students, "ThinkerTools Inquiry" and "Model-Enhanced ThinkerTools". "ThinkerTools Inquiry" allows students to explore the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Middle School Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"The Spalding Method"[R] is a language arts program for grades K-6 that uses explicit, integrated instruction and multisensory techniques to teach spelling, writing, and reading. The program and its textbook, "The Writing Road to Reading," provide 32 weeks of lesson plans. Students work on program materials in spelling,…
Descriptors: Spelling Instruction, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Language Arts
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2011
The "University of Chicago School Mathematics Project ("UCSMP") 6-12 Curriculum" is a series of yearlong courses--(1) Transition Mathematics; (2) Algebra; (3) Geometry; (4) Advanced Algebra; (5) Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry; and (6) Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics--emphasizing problem solving, real-world applications, and the use…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, High School Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2011
"Saxon Math" is a textbook series covering grades K-12 based on incremental development and continual review of mathematical concepts to give students time to learn and practice concepts throughout the year. A distinguishing feature of "Saxon Math" is its use of a distributed approach--spreading practice and instruction for any…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Textbooks, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2011
"Great Books" is a program that aims to improve the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills of students in kindergarten through high school. The program is implemented as a core or complementary curriculum and is based on the Shared Inquiry[TM] method of learning. The purpose of "Great Books" is to engage students in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Reading Programs, Intervention
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2011
"Accelerated Math"[TM], published by Renaissance Learning, is a software tool used to customize assignments and monitor progress in math for students in grades 1-12. The "Accelerated Math"[TM] software creates individualized assignments aligned with state standards and national guidelines, scores student work, and generates…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Instructional Effectiveness
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2011
"Student team reading and writing" refers to two cooperative learning programs for secondary students included in this intervention report: (1) "Student Team Reading and Writing" and (2) Student Team Reading. The "Student Team Reading and Writing" program (Stevens, 2003) is an integrated approach to reading and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Fast ForWord"[R] is a computer-based reading program intended to help students develop and strengthen the cognitive skills necessary for successful reading and learning. The program, which is designed to be used 30 to 100 minutes a day, five days a week, for 4 to 16 weeks, includes two components. The first component aims to build…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction" is a reading comprehension instructional program for grades 3-9 that integrates reading and science through activities and the use of science books during reading instruction. The program supplements a school's standard science and reading curricula and offers instruction in reading strategies,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Corrective Reading" is designed to promote reading accuracy (decoding), fluency, and comprehension skills of students in grades 4-12 who are reading below their grade level. The program includes four sequential levels that address students' decoding skills and six sequential levels that address students' comprehension skills. The levels…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Reading Programs
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