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Anderson, Alida; Berry, Katherine A. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2017
This study examined the influence of tableau on the expressive language skills of three students with language-based learning disabilities in inclusive urban fourth-grade English language arts (ELA) classroom settings. Data were collected on linguistic productivity, specificity, and narrative cohesion through analysis of students' responses to…
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Language Skills, Oral Language, Language Impairments
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Bustamante, Andres S.; Hindman, Annemarie H. – Early Education and Development, 2019
This study used the FACES 2009 dataset to examine the possibility of an indirect effect of classroom quality on academic school readiness through teacher-rated approaches to learning in a large nationally representative sample of children served by Head Start. Research Findings: Classroom quality did not directly predict gains in academic school…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Intervention, At Risk Students, Educational Quality
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McCormick, Meghan; White, Hope; Horn, Parham; Lacks, Rachel; O'Connor, Erin; Cappella, Elise; McClowry, Sandee – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study investigated how mean classroom-level shyness scores moderated the impacts of "INSIGHTS" into "Children's Temperament" on instructional support and students' math and reading skills in kindergarten and 1st-grade classrooms. "INSIGHTS" is a temperament-based social-emotional learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Student Characteristics
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Lindstrom, Jennifer H. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
There is often confusion about the terms used to label or describe a reading problem. Clinicians and researchers use different terminology than the schools. For example, medical professionals, psychologists, and other practitioners outside of the school often use the term "dyslexia," "reading disorder," and "specific…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Compliance (Legal), Eligibility
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Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Quint, Janet – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
"Success for All" (SFA) is one of the best known and thoroughly evaluated school reform models. Further evaluation of the initiative is especially important for two reasons. First, the program model has continued to evolve over time, with a greater emphasis placed on the use of engaging technology in the classroom and on the deployment…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Educational Innovation
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Herman, Keith C.; Reinke, Wendy M. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
For children with the most serious and persistent academic and behavior problems, parent involvement in education, particularly teacher perceptions of involvement, is essential to avert their expected long-term negative outcomes. Despite the widespread interest in and perceived importance of parent involvement in education, however, few…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Participation, Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness
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Connor, Carol McDonald; Spencer, Mercedes; Day, Stephanie L.; Giuliani, Sarah; Ingebrand, Sarah W.; McLean, Leigh; Morrison, Frederick J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
We examined classrooms as complex systems that affect students' literacy learning through interacting effects of content and amount of time individual students spent in literacy instruction along with the global quality of the classroom learning environment. We observed 27 3rd-grade classrooms serving 315 target students using 2 different…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Classroom Environment
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Meng, Christine – School Psychology Quarterly, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine whether approaches to learning moderated the association between child care classroom environment and Head Start children's academic skills. The data came from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES-2003 Cohort). The dataset is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Head Start…
Descriptors: Child Care, Classroom Environment, Learning, Academic Ability
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Lee, Phyllis; Bierman, Karen L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
For socioeconomically disadvantaged children, a positive experience in kindergarten may play a particularly important role in fostering the behavioral adjustment and learning engagement necessary for school success. Prior research has identified supportive student--teacher relationships and classroom emotional support as two features of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income Groups, Early Intervention
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Crawford, Lindy; Higgins, Kristina N.; Freeman, Barbara – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
Computer-based instruction (CBI) programs have been implemented in classrooms for almost three decades. One advantage of CBI includes allowing the user to tailor instruction to their particular style of learning (Slavin & Lake, 2009). An essential part of individualizing CBI involves the students use of active electronic support tools, which…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Curriculum, Metacognition, Secondary School Mathematics
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Luo, Wen; Hughes, Jan N.; Liew, Jeffrey; Kwok, Oiman – Elementary School Journal, 2009
Based on a sample of 480 academically at-risk first graders, we used a cluster analysis involving multimethod assessment (i.e., teacher-report, peer-evaluation, and self-report) of behavioral and psychological engagement to identify subtypes of academic engagement. Four theoretically and practically meaningful clusters were identified and labeled…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Tests, Multivariate Analysis
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Vitale, Jonathan M.; Black, John B.; Swart, Michael I. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Do concrete learning materials promote strong learning outcomes, or do they simply make learning tasks more initially accessible? Although concrete materials may offer an intuitive foothold on a topic, research on desirable difficulties suggests that more challenging tasks facilitate greater retention and transfer. In the approach introduced here,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Numeracy, Number Concepts
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Cash, Anne Henry; Ansari, Arya; Grimm, Kevin J.; Pianta, Robert C. – Early Education and Development, 2019
The current study focuses on the cumulative effect on children's early learning outcomes of the quality of teacher-child interactions over multiple years during early childhood. Using propensity score matching to minimize selection bias, we compared the academic outcomes of children who experienced consistently high-quality or consistently…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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Garwood, Justin D.; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne – Exceptional Children, 2017
Many children with behavior problems perform poorly academically and can disrupt regular classroom instruction. Although good classroom management strategies can benefit children with behavior problems, it is not clear whether these students need consistently good classroom management across the early elementary school years to improve their…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Foster, Matthew E.; Anthony, Jason L.; Clements, Doug H.; Sarama, Julie; Williams, Jeffrey M. – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study evaluated the effects of a mathematics software program, the Building Blocks software suite, on young children's mathematics performance. Participants included 247 Kindergartners from 37 classrooms in 9 schools located in low-income communities. Children within classrooms were randomly assigned to receive 21 weeks of computer-assisted…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Arithmetic, Kindergarten, Computer Assisted Instruction
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