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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"Reading Edge" is a middle school literacy program that emphasizes cooperative learning, goal setting, feedback, classroom management techniques, and the use of metacognitive strategy, whereby students assess their own skills and learn to apply new ones. The program is a component of the "Success for All"[superscript 2]…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Feedback (Response)
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2006
"Too Good for Drugs"[TM] is designed to promote life skills, character values, resistance skills to negative peer influence, and resistance to the use of illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The program, which targets elementary and middle school students, is based on classroom discussions and structured activities that center on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Narcotics, Community Involvement, Peer Influence
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
"I CAN Learn"® is a computer-based math curriculum for students in middle school, high school, and college. It provides math instruction through a series of interactive lessons that students work on individually at their own computers. Students move at their own pace and must demonstrate mastery of each concept before progressing to the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
"I CAN Learn"® is a computer-based math curriculum for students in middle school, high school, and college. It provides math instruction through a series of interactive lessons that students work on individually at their own computers. Students move at their own pace and must demonstrate mastery of each concept before progressing to the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
Project CRISS[R] (CReating Independence through Student-owned Strategies) is a professional development program for teachers that aims to improve reading, writing, and learning for 3rd- through 12th-grade students. The implementation of Project CRISS[R] does not require a change in the curriculum or materials being used in the classroom, but…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Reading Fluency, Program Effectiveness
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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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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Cognitive Tutor"® is a secondary mathematics curriculum developed by Carnegie Learning that focuses on how students think about and learn mathematics. Teachers facilitate student learning as students acquire and apply new information and discuss their work. The curriculum can be implemented using a textbook, adaptive software, or…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reported in this paper examined the effects of “First Step to Success (First Step),” a school- and home-based program intended to improve outcomes for students with moderate to severe behavior problems who may be at risk for academic failure. The study took place in six locations across five states: San Jose, California; Tampa, Florida;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2006
"Too Good for Drugs and Violence" is designed to promote high school students' prosocial skills, positive character traits, and violence- and drug-free norms. The curriculum consists of 14 core lessons and an additional 12 lessons that can be infused into other subject areas (such as English, science, and social studies). Students engage…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum, Role Playing, Community Involvement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
"Great Explorations in Math and Science[R] (GEMS[R]) Space Science" is an instructional sequence for grades 3-5 that covers fundamental concepts, including planetary sizes and distance, the Earth's shape and movement, gravity, and moon phases and eclipses. Part of the "GEMS"[R] core curriculum, "GEMS[R] Space Science"…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Astronomy, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The combination of "Carnegie Learning Curricula and Cognitive Tutor[R] Software" merges algebra textbooks with interactive software developed around an artificial intelligence model that identifies strengths and weaknesses in an individual student's mastery of mathematical concepts. The software customizes prompts to focus on areas in…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Assisted Instruction, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
The "Voyager Universal Literacy System"[R] is a core reading program designed to help students learn to read at or above grade level by the end of the third grade. This program uses strategies such as individual reading instruction, higher-level comprehension activities, problem solving, and writing. Students are also exposed to…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Educational Research, Reading Instruction
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
"Headsprout Early Reading"[TM] is an Internet-based supplemental early literacy curriculum consisting of forty 20-minute animated episodes that are designed to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The program adapts to a child's responses, providing additional instruction and review if a child does…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, Emergent Literacy
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Literacy Express" is a preschool curriculum designed for three-to five-year-old children. It is structured around units on oral language, emergent literacy, basic math, science, general knowledge, and socioemotional development. It can be used in half-or full-day programs with typically developing children and children with special…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Oral Language, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2007
Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) is a peer-tutoring program. According to the developer's web site, it is designed to be incorporated into the existing curriculum with the goal of improving the academic performance of children with diverse academic needs. Teachers train students to use PALS procedures. Students partner with peers,…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Reading Instruction, Primary Education
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