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Chung, Gregory K. W. K.; Choi, Kilchan; Baker, Eva L.; Cai, Li – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2014
A large-scale randomized controlled trial tested the effects of researcher-developed learning games on a transfer measure of fractions knowledge. The measure contained items similar to standardized assessments. Thirty treatment and 29 control classrooms (~1500 students, 9 districts, 26 schools) participated in the study. Students in treatment…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Games, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics
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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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Apthorp, Helen; Randel, Bruce; Cherasaro, Trudy; Clark, Tedra; McKeown, Margaret; Beck, Isabel – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2012
A cluster randomized trial estimated the effects of a supplemental vocabulary program, Elements of Reading[R]: vocabulary on student vocabulary and passage comprehension in moderate- to high-poverty elementary schools. Forty-four schools participated over a period spanning 2 consecutive school years. At baseline, 1,057 teachers and 16,471 students…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Reading Programs, Written Language
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Coyne, Michael D.; Little, Mary; Rawlinson, D'Ann; Simmons, Deborah; Kwok, Oi-man; Kim, Minjun; Simmons, Leslie; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Civetelli, Christina – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The purpose of this varied replication study was to evaluate the effects of a supplemental reading intervention on the beginning reading performance of kindergarten students in a different geographical location and in a different instructional context from the initial randomized trial. A second purpose was to investigate whether students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Kindergarten
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Hurley, Eric A.; Allen, Brenda A.; Boykin, A. Wade – Cognition and Instruction, 2009
This study tests the hypothesis that cultural differences in group orientation predict an interaction between the student variable--ethnicity--and a learning context variable--reward structure--on math performance after group learning. One hundred and thirty-two African-American and European-American female and male fourth and fifth grade students…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Interaction
Wang, Haiwen; Warner, Miya; Golan, Shari; Wechsler, Marjorie; Park, C. J. – Grantee Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Florida Master Teacher Initiative (FMTI)--an i3-funded early learning program aimed at improving the quality of teaching and student outcomes in grades PreK through third grade in high need schools. The FMTI schools participated in four program components: (1) a job-embedded graduate…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
Rohrer, Doug; Dedrick, Robert F.; Burgess, Kaleena – Grantee Submission, 2014
Most mathematics assignments consist of a group of problems requiring the same strategy. For example, a lesson on the quadratic formula is typically followed by a block of problems requiring students to use the quadratic formula, which means that students know the appropriate strategy before they read each problem. In an alternative approach,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Mathematical Applications
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Randel, Bruce; Beesley, Andrea D.; Apthorp, Helen; Clark, Tedra F.; Wang, Xin; Cicchinelli, Louis F.; Williams, Jean M. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
This study was conducted by the Central Region Educational Laboratory (REL Central) administered by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning to provide educators and policymakers with rigorous evidence about the potential of Classroom Assessment for Student Learning (CASL) to improve student achievement. CASL is a widely used professional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4, Grade 5
Smith, Kelly A. Obrion – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This ex post facto descriptive-comparative quantitative study compared the differences in reading achievement between groups of 6th- through 8th-grade students enrolled in a response to intervention (RtI) classroom against groups of students enrolled in a general education classroom. Students across English language learner and low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Middle School Students, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
May, Henry; Gray, Abigail; Gillespie, Jessica N.; Sirinides, Philip; Sam, Cecile; Goldsworthy, Heather; Armijo, Michael; Tognatta, Namrata – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2013
Reading Recovery (RR) is a short-term early intervention designed to help the lowest-achieving readers in first grade reach average levels of classroom performance in literacy. Students identified to receive Reading Recovery meet individually with a specially trained Reading Recovery (RR) teacher every school day for 30-minute lessons over a…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Early Intervention, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
For the 2014 study, "The Iterative Development and Initial Evaluation of We Have Skills!, an Innovative Approach to Teaching Social Skills to Elementary Students", researchers examined the effects of We Have Skills! (WHS), a supplemental, video-based social skills program for early elementary students. WHS consists of three components:…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Interpersonal Competence
Marquez, Brion; Marquez, Jessie; Vincent, Claudia G.; Pennefather, Jordan; Sprague, Jeffrey R.; Smolkowski, Keith; Yeaton, Pamela – Education and Treatment of Children, 2014
We describe the development and initial evaluation of the efficacy of "We Have Skills!" (WHS), a video-based social skills instructional program for early elementary school students. The components of WHS were designed to be scientifically sound, maximally useful to elementary school teachers, and effective in increasing students' social…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Pretests Posttests, Video Technology, Elementary School Students
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Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Kainz, Kirsten; Hedrick, Amy; Ginsberg, Marnie; Amendum, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This study evaluated whether the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), a classroom teacher professional development program delivered through webcam technology literacy coaching, could provide rural classroom teachers with the instructional skills to help struggling readers progress rapidly in early reading. Fifteen rural schools were randomly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties
Williams, Kimberly Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Changing demographics, student diversity, and increased accountability have compelled educators to challenge the uniform constraints of traditional instruction and create an environment focused on individual achievement. Differentiated instruction empowers teachers to target multiple learning styles through varied themes, adapted content delivery,…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
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Newman, Denis; Finney, Pamela B.; Bell, Steve; Turner, Herb; Jaciw, Andrew P.; Zacamy, Jenna L.; Gould, Laura Feagans – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
This report presents the results of an experiment conducted in Alabama beginning in the 2006/07 school year, to determine the effectiveness of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), which aims to improve mathematics and science achievement in the state's K-12 schools. This study is the first randomized controlled trial…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Elementary Schools
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