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Broome, Jeffrey L. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Multi-age classrooms feature the intentional grouping of students from consecutive grade levels for the purpose of fostering a nurturing classroom atmosphere. While an abundance of research on multi-age education has been produced throughout the past 50 years, only recent efforts have seen researchers turn their attention to the experiences of art…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Observation, Comparative Analysis, Mixed Age Grouping
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Hefty, Lukas J. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2015
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (2000) outlines fi ve Process Standards that are essential for developing deep understanding of mathematics: (1) Problem Solving; (2) Reasoning and Proof; (3) Communication; (4) Connections; and (5) Representation. The Common Core…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Mathematical Logic, Validity
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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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Foorman, Barbara; Herrera, Sarah; Dombek, Jennifer; Schatschneider, Chris; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Understanding written language is crucial to academic success in all content areas. Ensuring a strong foundation in the components of written language--that is, the literacy skills of reading, writing, and oral language--is essential if students are to read with understanding and, thus, is a primary goal of early literacy instruction and of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Instructional Effectiveness
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Quinn, Jamie M.; Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Petscher, Yaacov – Education Sciences, 2018
Do your peers in the classroom have an effect on your vocabulary learning? The purpose of this study was to determine if group-level peer characteristics and group-level peer achievement account for individual-level differences in vocabulary achievement using a large sample of students in kindergarten through second grade (n = 389,917). We applied…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Vocabulary Development, Student Characteristics, Achievement
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Lane, Holly B.; Pullen, Paige C.; Hudson, Roxanne F.; Konold, Timothy R. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2009
This study examined the components of a one-on-one literacy tutoring model to identify the necessary and sufficient elements for helping struggling beginning readers. The tutoring components of interest included word work using manipulative letters, written word work, and a generalization component. Reading assessment data from 100 first-grade…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Sight Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Data Analysis
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Guardino, Caroline; Fullerton, Elizabeth Kirby – Education and Treatment of Children, 2014
Until now, studies have not looked at the importance of managing and reducing academic transition times in inclusion classrooms. In the present study, researchers examine the impact of teacher-approved, environmental modifications in the context of an inclusion class. The methodology used was a single-subject, multiple baseline design across four…
Descriptors: Time Management, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Classroom Environment
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Hall, Katrina W.; Williams, Lunetta M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
Five 1st-grade teachers read aloud two Caldecott Award-winning picture books to their classrooms of diverse, urban students. In this two-phase study, researchers analyzed teachers' transcripts for common elements, interviewed 1st-graders and focused on one teacher's read-aloud events while comparing them with her students' responses. Findings…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Difficulties, Reading Aloud to Others, Picture Books
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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
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Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Folsom, Jessica S.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Wanzek, Jeanne; Greulich, Luana; Meadows, Jane; Li, Zhi; Connor, Carol M. – Exceptional Children, 2011
Many schools are implementing multitier response-to-intervention (RTI) models to reduce reading difficulties. This study was part of our larger ongoing longitudinal RTI investigation within the Florida Learning Disabilities Center grant and was conducted in 7 ethnically and socioeconomically diverse schools. We observed reading instruction in 20…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading, Reading Programs, Learning Disabilities
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Zhu, Pei; Jacob, Robin; Bloom, Howard; Xu, Zeyu – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2012
This paper provides practical guidance for researchers who are designing and analyzing studies that randomize schools--which comprise three levels of clustering (students in classrooms in schools)--to measure intervention effects on student academic outcomes when information on the middle level (classrooms) is missing. This situation arises…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Research Methodology, Multivariate Analysis
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Schatschneider, Christopher; Wagner, Richard K.; Hart, Sara A.; Tighe, Elizabeth L. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
The present study employed data simulation techniques to investigate the 1-year stability of alternative classification schemes for identifying children with reading disabilities. Classification schemes investigated include low performance, unexpected low performance, dual-discrepancy, and a rudimentary form of constellation model of reading…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, At Risk Students, Disability Identification
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Lang, Laura B.; Schoen, Robert R.; LaVenia, Mark; Oberlin, Maureen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) was awarded a grant by the Florida Department of Education to develop a Mathematics Formative Assessment System (MFAS) aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Intended for both teachers and students, formative assessment is a process that…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Common Core State Standards, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Connor, Carol McDonald; Morrison, Frederick J.; Fishman, Barry; Schatschneider, Christopher; Underwood, Phyllis; Crowe, Elizabeth – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
Many children fail to reach proficient levels in reading only because they do not receive the amount and type of instruction they need (Foorman, Francis, Fletcher, Schatschneider, & Mehta, 1998; Morrison, Bachman, & Connor, 2005 2005; Vellutino, Scanlon, Sipay, Small, Pratt, Chen, & Denckla, 1996). However, providing effective…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"Fast ForWord"[R] is a computer-based reading program intended to help students develop and strengthen the cognitive skills necessary for successful reading and learning. The program, which is designed to be used 30-100 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 4-16 weeks, includes three series. The "Fast ForWord[R] Language" series…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Beginning Reading, Alphabets
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