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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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Aliprantis, Dionissi – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2012
A wide literature uses date of birth as an instrument to study the causal effects of educational attainment. This paper shows how parents delaying their children's initial enrollment in kindergarten, a practice known as redshirting, can make estimates obtained through this identification framework all but impossible to interpret. A latent index…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Computation, Educational Attainment, Enrollment
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Cho, Rosa Minhyo – Economics of Education Review, 2012
Over the past decade, several state and federal policies have directed schools to mainstream English Language Learner (ELL) students into English-only instruction classrooms. While there is mixed evidence on the effects of these immersion policies on the ELL students, research examining potential peer effects on their non-ELL classmates is…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Evidence, Reading Tests, Individual Characteristics
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Hardesty, Jacob; McWilliams, Jenna; Plucker, Jonathan A. – High Ability Studies, 2014
Every country--and even every community--has populations of students who severely underperform relative to other groups and to their own potential. These performance differences are generally called achievement gaps, and they tend to focus on gaps at basic levels of academic proficiency. But such gaps also exist among the highest levels of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, High Achievement, Context Effect, Access to Computers
Lee, Jaekyung; Finn, Jeremy; Liu, Xiaoyan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
This study contextualizes an effect-size-like index of educational treatment effects or any group mean differences in academic achievement by referencing time. The new effect size metric can enrich effect size interpretations while serving as a supplement (but not substitute) for conventional standardized effect size measures. Specifically, the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Validity, Effect Size
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Yeh, Stuart S. – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: Despite decades of research, the persistence of the gap in student achievement between disadvantaged minority students and their middle-class peers remains unexplained. Purpose/Objective: The purpose of the current article is to propose a new model of the achievement gap. Research Design: Data were analyzed from three…
Descriptors: Models, Achievement Gap, Disadvantaged, Minority Group Students
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Sackes, Mesut; Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Bell, Randy L. – Computers & Education, 2011
This investigation explores young children's computer skills development from kindergarten to third grade using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K) dataset. The sample size of the study was 8642 children. Latent growth curve modeling analysis was used as an analytical tool to examine the development of children's computer…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Young Children, Computers, Kindergarten
Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education, examines whether some early elementary school math curricula are more effective than others at improving student math achievement in disadvantaged schools. A small number of curricula, which are based on different approaches for developing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools, Grade 1
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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
Clark, Teresa Parton – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Reading is a necessary skill in our modern society and is increasingly critical for success in our highly technological society. Yet many children from low-SES backgrounds struggle to develop reading proficiency (Lee, Grigg, & Donahue, 2007) and continuing concerns about this pervasive relationship has led to an increased focus on creating…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Early Reading, Reading Skills
Aber, J. Lawrence; Grannis, Kerry Searle; Owen, Stephanie; Sawhill, Isabel V. – Brookings Institution, 2013
This study uses data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K) to analyze competencies that children need to master by the end of elementary school, the extent to which they are doing so, what might be done to improve their performance, and how this might affect their ultimate ability to earn a living…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten, Children
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Phillips, Kristie J. R. – Elementary School Journal, 2010
Policymakers and researchers continue to search for ways to improve K-12 education, which has led to an increased focus on teacher quality as an impetus for educational improvement. As such, current legislation under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) calls for highly qualified teachers in every classroom. But are the characteristics associated with…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gains
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
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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
Lee, Jaekyung – National Education Policy Center, 2011
The research report reviewed here concludes that many initially high-achieving students are falling further and further behind over the course of their years in school. The report intends to raise the alarm and to advocate for improved programs for these students. It is, however, a false alarm due to biased methodology and misleading arguments.…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Federal Legislation
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