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Hamilton, Maureen Dugan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The demands and expectations placed on all schools in the United States to meet the needs of a growing and diverse population continue to raise the questions, what needs to be done in order for all students to achieve success, and how can this success be measured? This study, researched and reported in the form of a dissertation, was performed on…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Reading Tests, English Language Learners, Spanish Speaking
Doabler, Christian; Smolkowski, Keith; Fien, Hank; Kosty, Derek B.; Cary, Mari Strand – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
In this paper, the authors report research focused directly on the validation of the Coding of Academic Teacher-Student interactions (CATS) direct observation instrument. They use classroom information gathered by the CATS instrument to better understand the potential mediating variables hypothesized to influence student achievement. Their study's…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Curriculum Based Assessment, Observation, Construct Validity
Baker, Scott; Fien, Hank; Park, Yonghan; Haria, Priti; Santoro, Lana; Chard, David; Otterstedt, Janet; Williams, Susanna – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
The purpose of this research was to investigate the impact of tier 2 instruction on the comprehension and vocabulary of first grade students identified with low language and vocabulary skills. Specifically, the authors conducted a pilot study within the context of federally funded efficacy research to examine whether students participating in…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary Development, Grade 1
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Hargrove, Martha L. – Education, 1982
Uses a 30-item perceptionnaire, sent to 119 teachers participating in ESEA Title I programs during 1979-80, to determine their perceptions of ESEA Title I programs. Suggests teacher concerns/perceptions must be addressed in order to gain a better understanding of the efficacy of these programs. (AH)
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
Frechtling, Joy A.; Hammond, Peirce A., III – 1978
Significant findings concerning the efficacy of individualized instruction techniques and type of instructional setting were generated by this study of Title I programs. Variables for the study were chosen because policy-makers were concerned about them and had the power to do something about them. The variables studied were individualized…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction