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Gage, Nicholas A.; Sugai, George; Lewis, Timothy J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Turning around chronically low-performing schools requires a multifaceted school-wide, systematic effort that includes strong leadership and data-based decision making. School-wide efforts to turn-around low-performing schools should address the academic, social, and behavioral needs of all students. One evidence-based, systematic school-wide…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Positive Behavior Supports, School Turnaround, Educational Environment
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Fien, Hank; Smith, Jean Louise M.; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Chaparro, Erin – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This article presents findings of an efficacy trial examining the effect of a multitiered instruction and intervention model on first grade at-risk students' reading outcomes. Schools (N = 16) were randomly assigned to the treatment or control condition. In the fall of Grade 1, students were assigned to an instructional tier on the basis of…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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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
Chaparro, Erin A.; Smolkowski, Keith; Baker, Scott K.; Fien, Hank; Smith, Jean Louise M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a tiered instructional delivery framework developed to meet the needs of all students and has the potential to improve reading achievement, prevent reading problems, and improve identification accuracy for learning disabilities. Tier 1 typically occurs in the context of the general education classroom and is…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Literacy, Reading Instruction
Reeves, Jonathan Bart – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the relationship of two climate constructs in academic optimism and organizational climate as each relates to school effectiveness. Academic optimism is an academic environment comprised of three dimensions: academic emphasis, collective efficacy, and faculty trust (Hoy, Tarter, & Hoy, 2006). The Organizational Climate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Achievement Tests, Grade 4
Leach, Mozelle P. – 1987
In order to investigate the efficacy of a decade-long language arts tutoring program, a study compared students' responses to a survey of their participation in and attitudes about the program with their Reading, Language, Math, and Total scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) and other tests. The tutoring program assigned college students…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Educational Research, Elementary Education
Williams, Gertrude Rebecca – 1993
The purpose of this research was to determine whether a computer assisted instruction (CAI) program increased the reading and math standardized test scores for selected sixth grade high risk students in a rural school district. Fifty-four randomly selected students' scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) Series were compared before and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware