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Swanson, H. Lee – Journal of Special Education, 1996
Evaluation of two meta-analyses of sociometric research on children with learning disabilities notes differences in their findings. Differences are attributed to effects of gender, ethnicity, and type of measurement on effect size; inadequate reporting of coding reliability; failure to include similar articles for analysis; and poor…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities, Meta Analysis
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Evans, Larry D. – Journal of Special Education, 1992
The Regression Discrepancy Model, intended to increase accuracy in assessing severe discrepancy between IQ and achievement scores in students with learning disabilities, is examined. The model's initial equation is shown to produce results which bias the detection of severe discrepancy at lower IQ levels. Methods to minimize or remove this bias…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Intelligence Quotient
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Malouf, David B. – Journal of Special Education, 1988
Learning-disabled sixth through eighth grade students (n=25) received vocabulary instruction involving matching negation prefixes to root words. The students used an instructional computer game or a computer program that operated identically but without game features. Both programs produced equal gains in task skill, but the game produced higher…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Comparative Analysis, Computer Games, Courseware