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Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Hillemeier, Marianne M.; Maczuga, Steve – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
We analyzed two nationally representative, longitudinal data sets of U.S. children to identify risk factors for persistent mathematics difficulties (PMD). Results indicated that children from low socioeconomic households are at elevated risk of PMD at 48 and 60 months of age, as are children with cognitive delays, identified developmental delays…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities, At Risk Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Morgan, Paul L.; Frisco, Michelle L.; Farkas, George; Hibel, Jacob – Journal of Special Education, 2017
Since the landmark enactment of Education of the Handicapped Act in 1975, special education supports and services have been provided to children with disabilities. Although costly, the intentionality of these specialized services has been to advance the educational and societal opportunities of children with disabilities as they progress to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Kindergarten, Mathematics Skills, Special Education
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Engel, Mimi; Claessens, Amy; Watts, Tyler; Farkas, George – Educational Researcher, 2016
Analyzing data from two nationally representative kindergarten cohorts, we examine the mathematics content teachers cover in kindergarten. We expand upon prior research, finding that kindergarten teachers report emphasizing basic mathematics content. Although teachers reported increased coverage of advanced content between the 1998-1999 and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Achievement, Course Content, Cohort Analysis
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Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Maczuga, Steve – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
We used population-based, longitudinal data to investigate the relation between mathematics instructional practices used by first-grade teachers in the United States and the mathematics achievement of their students. Factor analysis identified four types of instructional activities (i.e., teacher-directed, student-centered,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 1, Mathematics Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Hillemeier, Marianne M.; Mattison, Richard; Maczuga, Steve; Li, Hui; Cook, Michael – Educational Researcher, 2015
We investigated whether minority children attending U.S. elementary and middle schools are disproportionately represented in special education. We did so using hazard modeling of multiyear longitudinal data and extensive covariate adjustment for potential child-, family-, and state-level confounds. Minority children were consistently less likely…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, Special Education, Elementary School Students
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Keys, Tran D.; Farkas, George; Burchinal, Margaret R.; Duncan, Greg J.; Vandell, Deborah L.; Li, Weilin; Ruzek, Erik A.; Howes, Carollee – Child Development, 2013
This article examines associations between observed quality in preschool center classrooms for approximately 6,250 three- to five-year-olds and their school readiness skills at kindergarten entry. Secondary analyses were conducted using data from four large-scale studies to estimate the effects of preschool center quality and interactions between…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Morgan, Paul L.; Hillemeier, Marianne M.; Farkas, George; Maczuga, Steve – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2014
Background: Whether and to what extent racial/ethnic disparities in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis occur by kindergarten entry is currently unknown. We investigated risk factors associated with an ADHD diagnosis by kindergarten entry generally, and specifically whether racial/ethnic disparities in ADHD diagnosis occur by…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Kindergarten, Racial Differences
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Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Wu, Qiong – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
The authors used a large sample of children (N [is approximately equal to] 7,400) participating in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K) to estimate kindergarten children's academic achievement growth trajectories in reading and mathematics. The authors were particularly interested in whether the growth trajectories…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Learning Disabilities, Language Impairments, Reading Achievement
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Morgan, Paul L.; Staff, Jeremy; Hillemeier, Marianne M.; Farkas, George; Maczuga, Steven – Grantee Submission, 2013
Objective: Whether and to what extent racial/ethnic disparities in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis occur across early and middle childhood is currently unknown. We examined the over-time dynamics of race/ethnic disparities in diagnosis from kindergarten to eighth grade and disparities in treatment in fifth and eighth…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children
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Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Wu, Qiong – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2012
We investigated whether being poorly skilled in reading contributes to children's reported feelings of anger, distractibility, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, and social isolation. Data were analyzed from a longitudinal subsample of children (N = 3,308) participating in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort. Multilevel logistic…
Descriptors: Reading Failure, Reading Difficulties, Psychological Patterns, Attention Control
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Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Tufis, Paula A.; Sperling, Rayne A. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
Two questions were investigated. First, are children with reading problems in first grade more likely to experience behavior problems in third grade? Second, are children with behavior problems in first grade more likely to experience reading problems in third grade? The authors explored both questions by using multilevel logistic regression…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Economically Disadvantaged, Kindergarten, Grade 3