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Hong, Guanglei; Corter, Carl; Hong, Yihua; Pelletier, Janette – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2012
This study challenges the belief that homogeneous ability grouping benefits high-ability students in cognitive and social-emotional development at the expense of their low-ability peers. From a developmental point of view, the authors hypothesize that homogeneous grouping may improve the learning behaviors and may benefit the literacy learning of…
Descriptors: Time on Task, Ability Grouping, Homogeneous Grouping, Kindergarten
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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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Garrett, Rachel; Hong, Guanglei – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
Previous research has indicated benefits and potential pitfalls of within-class homogeneous and heterogeneous ability grouping for elementary math learning. However, there has been scant evidence with regard to the impacts of grouping for language minority kindergartners who may experience the small group setting differentially due to their…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Language Minorities, Time Management
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Quinn, David M. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
The estimation of racial test score gap trends plays an important role in monitoring educational equality. Documenting gap trends is complex, however, and estimates can differ depending on the metric, modeling strategy, and psychometric assumptions. The sensitivity of summer learning gap estimates to these factors has been under-examined. Using…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Scores, Achievement Gap, Trend Analysis
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Borman, Geoffrey D.; Dowling, N. Maritza; Schneck, Carrie – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2008
In this article, the authors report achievement outcomes of a multisite cluster randomized field trial of Open Court Reading 2005 (OCR), a K-6 literacy curriculum published by SRA/McGraw-Hill. The participants are 49 first-grade through fifth-grade classrooms from predominantly minority and poor contexts across the nation. Blocking by grade level…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Academic Achievement, Effect Size, Classrooms
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Hong, Guanglei; Hong, Yihua – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2009
A kindergartner's opportunities to develop reading and language arts skills are constrained by the amount of time allocated to reading instruction. In the meantime, the student's engagement in learning tasks may increase if the instruction has been adapted to his or her prior ability through homogeneous grouping. This study investigates whether…
Descriptors: Homogeneous Grouping, Kindergarten, Inferences, Reading Instruction