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McCoach, D. Betsy; O'Connell, Ann A.; Levitt, Heather – Journal of Educational Research, 2006
Regardless of individual differences at kindergarten entry, schools have a mission to promote reading achievement for all students. Within-class ability grouping is an instructional strategy that has received attention for its potential benefits to students. The authors assessed the effects of within-class ability grouping on kindergarten reading…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Kindergarten, Reading Achievement, Ability Grouping
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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
Rumberger, Russell W.; Anguiano, Brenda Arellano – University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute, 2004
One of the most pressing problems in California is improving student academic performance, especially the state's burgeoning Latino student population. This study examined the extent of the achievement gap between Latino and White students over the first two years of elementary school and the characteristics of students and schools that contribute…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, White Students, Hispanic American Students
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Meisels, Samuel J. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
This paper will review several important constructs in the area of social and emotional development of children in grades 2-5. The importance of social and emotional development has become increasingly evident in light of new research on the brain and the development of programs to prevent social and behavioral disorders in youth. This review will…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
Rathbun, Amy H.; Hausken, Elvira Germino – 2001
This study identified the types of transition activities practiced by kindergarten teachers/schools around the country, the relation of various school characteristics to transition activities, and the relation between transition activities and parent involvement during kindergarten. The study sample was comprised of 2,826 public school and 417…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Catholic Schools, Comparative Analysis, Family School Relationship
Meisels, Samuel J.; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Nicholson, Julie – 1996
Prepared in support of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS), which will examine children's early school experiences beginning with kindergarten, this working paper focuses on research regarding the measurement of young children's social competence, adaptive behavior, and approaches to learning. The paper reviews the key variables and…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Affective Measures, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Style
Rathbun, Amy H.; Walston, Jill T.; Hausken, Elvira Germino – 2000
This longitudinal study examined the extent to which developmentally appropriate practices of teaching and evaluation are accepted and implemented in primary schools and the relationship of teacher educational background and experience with the use of these practices. Data were obtained from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study kindergarten…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Practices
Son, Seung-Hee Claire; Strasser, Katherine – 2002
Noting that families from different socioeconomic status groups (SES) showed differences in their literacy-related practices, this study examined the importance of considering home literacy activities and parental beliefs on early literacy skills as a potential mediator of SES on early reading. Data were obtained from the base year dataset of the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Family Literacy
West, Jerry; Denton, Kristin; Germino-Hausken, Elvie – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Presents findings from a new study that will follow a nationally representative sample of 1998-1999 kindergartners through fifth grade. Describes differences in first-time kindergartners' skills, health, and approaches to learning. Demonstrates that differences exist in children's skills and knowledge in relation to their characteristics,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Health, Kindergarten Children, Longitudinal Studies
Green, Patricia J.; Hoogstra, Lisa A.; Ingels, Steven J.; Greene, Harrison N.; Marnell, Patricia K. – 1997
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) is a new study that will focus on children's early school experiences beginning in kindergarten. Approximately 23,000 children will be selected as they enter kindergarten and followed through fifth grade. Base-year data will be collected in the fall of 1998, but there will a field test in the 1996-97…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Research
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Reif, Kathleen – Public Libraries, 2000
explains the work by the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators Birth to Five Task Force that has helped public libraries get involved in community programs for preschoolers. Topics include national resources and initiatives; brain research; reading research; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study; systems reform for solving community…
Descriptors: Brain, Community Problems, Community Programs, Evaluation Methods
Ingels, Steven J. – 1993
Recent investigations of the extent to which students with disabilities are allowed to participate in major national data collections used in measurement-driven education reform suggest that 40 to 50 percent of students with disabilities are typically excluded from major assessments, although they are included to a greater degree in assessments…
Descriptors: Attrition (Research Studies), Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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