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Bartelet, Dimona; Ghysels, Joris; Groot, Wim; Haelermans, Carla; van den Brink, Henriëtte Maassen – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This article examines an educational experiment with a unique combination of 3 elements: homework, the use of information and communication technology and a large degree of freedom of choice (student autonomy). More particularly, we study the effectiveness of a web-based intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that a school offers to its students as…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Homework, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Mathematics Achievement
Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (NJ1), 2010
Prior Learning Assessment, or PLA, is an important and often overlooked strategy for helping adults progress towards a degree. PLA is the process by which many colleges evaluate for academic credit the college-level knowledge and skills an individual has gained outside of the classroom (or from non-college instructional programs), including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Military Training
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Hatcher, Peter J.; Hulme, Charles; Snowling, Margaret J. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2004
Background: We evaluate the effectiveness of three theoretically motivated programmes for the teaching of reading to four-year-old children. Method: Four hundred and ten children, of pre-kindergarten age, in 20 UK Reception-year classrooms were divided into four matched groups and randomly assigned to one of three experimental teaching conditions,…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Phonetics, Phonemes, Reading Failure
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Keijzer, Ronald; Terwel, Jan – Learning and Instruction, 2003
Studied the teaching and learning of fractions in two matched groups of 10 9-10-year-olds in the Netherlands. In the experimental group, fractions were introduced using the bar and number line as mental models, while the control group used fair sharing and the circle model. The experimental group showed more proficiency in fractions after 1 year.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Fractions, Intermediate Grades
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Hook, William; Bishop, Wayne; Hook, John – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2007
This paper presents a curriculum, textbook and test result analysis for the new (to California) elementary school "Key Standard" mathematics curriculum, transplanted in 1998 from it's foreign roots in Asia and Europe, locations with far different cultural and economic backgrounds. Based on topic analysis methods developed by Michigan…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Textbooks, Test Results
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McKenna, Michele A.; Hollingsworth, Patricia L.; Barnes, Laura L. B. – Roeper Review, 2005
The current study was undertaken as an effort to attend to the potential giftedness of economically disadvantaged students, to give opportunities for mathematics acceleration, and to provide a sequential, individualized mathematics program for students of high mobility. The authors evaluated the Project SAIL (Students' Active Interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Gifted Disadvantaged
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Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella; Robertson, Gregory – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2001
A study found that all regular and reading recovery students (n=150) participating in a code-oriented program, Schoolwide Early Learning and Literacy (SWELL), significantly outperformed counterparts (n=163) on tests measuring pseudoword decoding, reading connected text, invented spelling, and a standardized reading measure at the end of Year 1.…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Invented Spelling
Vollands, Stacy R.; And Others – 1996
A study evaluated the effect software for self-assessment and management of reading practice had on reading achievement and motivation in two primary schools in Aberdeen, Scotland. The program utilized was The Accelerated Reader (AR) which was designed to enable curriculum based assessment of reading comprehension within the classroom. Students…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
Bruce, Merle E.; Robinson, Gregory L. – 1999
This paper reports on a series of three studies designed to assess the effectiveness of a metacognitive approach to teaching word identification and reading comprehension skills to upper primary poor readers, and to investigate effective methods for implementing the metacognitive program in the regular classroom. To improve word identification…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Metacognition
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Kelly, Marie; And Others – Journal of Educational Research, 1994
Reports a study that assessed the effects of reciprocal teaching on the comprehension of poor reading comprehenders who read nonfiction material in a regular classroom. Heterogeneous reading groups from two elementary classes participated in reciprocal teaching. Data analysis showed there were significant improvements in comprehension that were…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries