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Ortiz, Miriam; Folsom, Jessica S.; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Greulich, Luana; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Connor, Carol M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This study, framed by the component model of reading (CMR), examined the relative importance of kindergarten-entry predictors of first grade reading performance. Specifically, elements within the ecological domain included dialect, maternal education, amount of preschool, and home literacy; elements within the psychological domain included…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Recognition (Achievement), Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Thompson, Carla J. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2012
Improving student performance for high-need student populations by improving the use of data in decision-making for early reading intervention programs in northwest Florida is the focus of this research to practice effort. The study is conceptually based on using a relational-feedback intervention (RFI) database model in early learning…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Data Collection
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2010
In fall 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project to test new approaches to measuring effective teaching. The goal of the MET project is to improve the quality of information about teaching effectiveness available to education professionals within states and districts--information that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2008
There is a growing consensus among educators and the general public that technology should play a more integral role in students' education. However, the question of whether the introduction of technology into the classroom has a positive impact on teaching and learning is still under intense debate within the educational community. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Computer Uses in Education
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Grossman, Pam; Cohen, Julie; Ronfeldt, Matthew; Brown, Lindsay – Educational Researcher, 2014
In this study, we examined how the relationships between one observation protocol, the Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observation (PLATO), and value-added measures shift when different tests are used to assess student achievement. Using data from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project, we found that PLATO was more strongly related to the…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Scores, Language Arts, Academic Achievement
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Porter, Andrew C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014
Recent years have seen the convergence of two major policy streams in U.S. K-12 education: standards/accountability and teacher quality reforms. Work in these areas has led to the creation of multiple measures of teacher quality, including measures of their instructional alignment to standards/assessments, observational and student survey measures…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation, Educational Quality
Urdegar, Steven M. – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2014
My Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC) is an online program for students who have been identified as struggling readers. It is used as an intervention within the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework, as well as for students with disabilities. The software addresses reading sub-skills (i.e., comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Response to Intervention, Disabilities
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Spencer, Mercedes; Quinn, Jamie M.; Wagner, Richard K. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2014
The goal of the present study was to test three competing hypotheses about the nature of comprehension problems of students who are poor in reading comprehension. Participants in the study were first, second, and third graders, totaling nine cohorts and over 425,000 participants in all. The pattern of results was consistent across all cohorts:…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Hypothesis Testing, Grade 1
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2010
In fall 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project to test new approaches to recognizing effective teaching. The project's goal is to help build fair and reliable systems for teacher observation and feedback to help teachers improve and administrators make better personnel decisions.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
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Petscher, Yaacov; Kim, Young-Suk; Foorman, Barbara R. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2011
As schools implement response to intervention to identify and serve students with learning difficulties, it is critical for educators to know how to evaluate screening measures. In the present study, "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" Oral Reading Fluency was used to compare the differential decisions that might occur in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Problems, Intervention, Reading Fluency
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Manner, Jane Carol – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Recent years have provided an interest on the part of public school systems regarding Montessori as an educational choice, often as a magnet school option. "No Child Left Behind" legislation emphasizes the social and learning needs of individual children as well as a national spirit of accountability for academic achievement, and the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Montessori Method, Conventional Instruction
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Stewart, Rachel M.; Benner, Gregory J.; Martella, Ronald C.; Marchand-Martella, Nancy E. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2007
The purpose of this study was to analyze the research literature on three-tier models of reading and behavior and to provide a descriptive analysis and meta-analytic review of these models. An in-depth review of 17 articles was conducted on the similarities and differences between and among three-tier models of reading (n = 5), models of behavior…
Descriptors: Investigations, Literacy, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
Miller, R. Harvey; Pennington, Susan C. – 1988
In order to test claims made regarding the Degrees of Reading Power Test (DRP), a study posed two research questions: (1) How well does the DRP correlate with the more venerable Stanford Achievement Test (SAT)? and (2) How well do these instruments predict students' academic classroom achievement? Three hundred sixty-nine students from two middle…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Middle Schools