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Furnari, Emily C.; Whittaker, Jessica; Kinzie, Mable; DeCoster, Jamie – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
The No Child Left Behind Act requires that 95% of students in all public elementary and secondary schools are assessed in mathematics. Unfortunately, direct assessments of young students can be timely, costly, and challenging to administer. Therefore, policy makers have looked to indirect forms of assessment, such as teachers' ratings of student…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Mathematics Skills
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Furnari, Emily C.; Whittaker, Jessica; Kinzie, Mable; DeCoster, Jamie – Grantee Submission, 2017
The No Child Left Behind Act requires that 95% of students in all public elementary and secondary schools are assessed in mathematics. Unfortunately, direct assessments of young students can be timely, costly, and challenging to administer. Therefore, policy makers have looked to indirect forms of assessment, such as teachers' ratings of student…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Alternative Assessment, Children, Correlation
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: Families have been increasingly utilizing center-based care both during prekindergarten as well as before/after school during kindergarten (CBC-K), and the literature has addressed the relative effectiveness of attending the former on early schooling outcomes. However, missing in the field is an analysis of the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Disabilities, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Clarke, Ben; Baker, Scott; Smolkowski, Keith; Doabler, Christian; Strand Cary, Mari; Fien, Hank – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
This study examined the efficacy of a core kindergarten mathematics program, Early Learning in Mathematics (ELM), a 120-lesson program with four content strands: (a) number operations, (b) geometry, (c) measurement, and (d) vocabulary. The study utilized a randomized block design, with 129 classrooms randomly assigned within schools to treatment…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Mathematics Instruction, Control Groups
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Sonnenschein, Susan; Stapleton, Laura M.; Benson, Amy – American Educational Research Journal, 2010
A latent growth model was used to investigate the longer term efficacy of phonics and integrated language arts instruction as well as amount of such instruction on children's reading development, using the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study data set (kindergarten through fifth grade). Type and amount of instruction were…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Reading Comprehension, At Risk Students, Ethnicity
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Olgan, Refika – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The first rationale of the study was not only to determine the topics taught in Turkish early childhood settings but also to define the frequency and time allocation for teaching science (n?=?382). In the second phase, through semi-structured interview questions, the aim was to gain detailed information about Turkish early childhood teachers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Science Instruction, Time Management, Early Childhood Education
Murphy, Patrick Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2009
There are three self-contained essays in this dissertation. In the first essay (Chapter 2 of the dissertation) I estimate various achievement models for math and reading using the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K) dataset. An indicator for gifted program participation captures the impact of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains