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Adamski, Aurora; Fraser, Barry J.; Peiro, Maria M. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
We investigated relationships between students' perceptions of parental involvement in schooling, their Spanish classroom environment and student outcomes (attitudes and achievement). Modified Spanish versions of the What Is Happening In this Class?, Test of Spanish-Related Attitudes-L[subscript 1], a parental involvement questionnaire and a…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Factor Structure, Hispanic American Students, Correlation
Malova, Irina – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This comparative case study investigated integrated reading-writing instruction (IRWI) as an approach for writing instruction implemented after the adoption of Common Core State Standards (NGA & CCSSO, 2010a). Specifically, I explored the nature of IRWI through video-recorded observations of writing instruction, teachers' perspectives towards…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Literacy Education, English
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Shannon, David; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill; Shores, Melanie – Journal of Research in Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning strategies used by ethnically diverse learners and to investigate the relationships among the constructs of classroom goal structure, achievement goal orientation, motivation and self-regulated learning in an ethnically diverse population of fourth and fifth grade learners (n = 396). Goal…
Descriptors: Correlation, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Metacognition
Meles, Ora – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the implementation of a structured professional learning community model referred to as Learning Team Meetings (LTMs) on teacher practice and student achievement from the perspective of teachers and instructional leaders at high-need schools. To accomplish this purpose, a multi-site case study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Meetings, Teaching Methods
Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2014
Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) have advanced and matured, a number of states and localities have undertaken evaluations to validate the systems. Such efforts stem from the desire to ensure that the system is designed and operating in the ways envisioned when the system was established. Given that a central component in a QRIS…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Ennis, Christina R.; Blair, Kwang-Sun Cho; George, Heather Peshak – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2016
Group contingencies (GCs) vary in a variety of dimensions that may influence their efficacy and acceptability. This study evaluated the relative impact of four different GC types (independent, interdependent, dependent, and randomized) on classwide appropriate and disruptive student behaviors as well as how implementation of a teacher's preferred…
Descriptors: Contingency Management, Intervention, Student Behavior, Classroom Techniques
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Mariani, Melissa; Villares, Elizabeth; Sink, Christopher A.; Colvin, Kimberly; Kuba, Summer Perhay – Professional School Counseling, 2015
Researchers analyzed data collected from elementary school students (N = 893) to further establish the psychometric soundness of the My Class Inventory--Short Form Revised (MCI-SFR). A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted resulting in a good fit for a four-factor model, which corresponds to the instrument's four scales (Cohesion,…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Test Validity, Surveys
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Carter, Rona; Mustafaa, Faheemah N.; Leath, Seanna – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Experiencing an early pubertal transition has been shown to increase the risk for internalizing and externalizing outcomes among girls. It is less clear how the expectations of other individuals can be critical determinants of vulnerability for early developers. This study used an experimental design to examine whether the expectations of teachers…
Descriptors: Females, Race, Academic Achievement, Puberty
Day, Stephanie L.; Connor, Carol McDonald – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
Children with stronger self-regulation skills generally demonstrate greater overall success in school both academically and socially. However, there are few valid and reliable measures of self-regulation in middle elementary school. Such a measure could help identify whether a child is truly having difficulties. Thus, the Remembering Rules and…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Self Control, Scoring
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Kiefer, Sarah M.; Matthews, Yanique T.; Montesino, Mario; Arango, Liza; Preece, Krystle K. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2013
This study investigated the proposal that (a) contextual and personal factors affect the endorsement of social goals during early adolescence and (b) contextual factors and social goals may change over time. Self-reports of classroom contextual factors (i.e., promotion of performance goals, social interaction, and mutual respect) and personal…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Goal Orientation, Context Effect, Prediction
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Quinn, Jamie M.; Wagner, Richard K. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Reading impairment is more common in males, but the magnitude and origin of this gender difference are debated. In a large-scale study of reading impairment among 491,103 beginning second-graders, gender differences increased with greater severity of reading impairment, peaking at a ratio of 2.4:1 for a broad measure of fluency and a ratio of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reading Difficulties, Severity (of Disability), Learning Disabilities
Solari, Emily J.; Petscher, Yaacov; Folsom, Jessica Sidler – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
The authors used a large data set (N = 1,011,549) to examine literacy growth over a single school year comparing general education (GenEd) students to three high-risk subgroups: English language learners (ELL), those with a specific learning disability (LD), and those identified as both LD and ELL (LD-ELL) in students in Grades 3-10. The authors…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, English Language Learners
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Manfra, Louis; Squires, Christina; Dinehart, Laura H. B.; Bleiker, Charles; Hartman, Suzanne C.; Winsler, Adam – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The present study was designed to explore the association between preschool academic skills and Grade 3 achievement among a sample of ethnically diverse children from low-income families. Data were collected from a sample of 1,442 low-income, ethnically diverse children in preschool and associated with Grade 3 achievement in reading and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Henry, Denfield L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
English language learners (ELLs) at a south Florida elementary school have consistently struggled with the mathematics segment of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Examining the relationship between ELLs' mathematics scores and English proficiency might provide local educators with ideas for reversing a downward trend in ELLs' mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Scores, Correlation, English Language Learners