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Baker, Scott K.; Santoro, Lana Edwards; Chard, David J.; Fien, Hank; Park, Yonghan; Otterstedt, Janet – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study describes an evaluation of a read aloud intervention to improve comprehension and vocabulary of first-grade students. Twelve teachers were randomly assigned to an intervention or comparison condition. The study lasted 19 weeks, and the intervention focused on the systematic use of narrative and expository texts and dialogic interactions…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Program Evaluation, Intervention
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Lonigan, Christopher J.; Farver, JoAnn M.; Phillips, Beth M.; Clancy-Menchetti, Jeanine – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2011
To date, there have been few causally interpretable evaluations of the impacts of preschool curricula on the skills of children at-risk for academic difficulties, and even fewer studies have demonstrated statistically significant or educationally meaningful effects. In this cluster-randomized study, we evaluated the impacts of a literacy-focused…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Children, Workshops, Emergent Literacy
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Rittle-Johnson, Bethany; Star, Jon R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Encouraging students to share and compare solution methods is a key component of reform efforts in mathematics, and comparison is emerging as a fundamental learning mechanism. To experimentally evaluate the effects of comparison for mathematics learning, the authors randomly assigned 70 seventh-grade students to learn about algebra equation…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Concept Formation, Mathematical Concepts, Educational Change
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Stein, Marc L.; Berends, Mark; Fuchs, Douglas; McMaster, Kristen; Saenz, Laura; Yen, Loulee; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Compton, Donald L. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2008
Successful implementation of evidence-based educational practices at scale is of great importance but has presented significant challenges. In this article, the authors address the following questions: How does the level of on-site technical assistance affect student outcomes? Do teachers' fidelity of treatment implementation and their perceptions…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Programs, Fidelity, Technical Assistance
Ryoo, Kihyun – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The significant increase of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States raises complex questions about how to provide these students with access to high quality education that can improve both their content knowledge of school subjects and their English proficiency, particularly their academic English proficiency. The development of…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Curriculum Design, Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning
Weissman, Evan; Butcher, Kristin F.; Schneider, Emily; Teres, Jedediah; Collado, Herbert; Greenberg, David – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2011
Queensborough Community College and Houston Community College are two large, urban institutions that offer learning communities for their developmental math students, with the goals of accelerating students' progress through the math sequence and of helping them to perform better in college and ultimately earn degrees or certificates. They are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Educational Research, Developmental Studies Programs
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Saddler, Bruce; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
Mastering sentence-construction skills is essential to learning to write. Limited sentence-construction skills may hinder a writer's ability to translate ideas into text. It may also inhibit or interfere with other composing processes, as developing writers must devote considerable cognitive effort to sentence construction. The authors examined…
Descriptors: Grammar, Sentence Structure, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Feldman, Eileen Klein; Matos, Rosy – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
To support children with autism in inclusive classrooms, schools are increasingly utilizing paraprofessionals. However, research suggests that paraprofessionals often lack sufficient training and may inadvertently hinder the social interactions between children with disabilities and their peers. This study used a multiple baseline across…
Descriptors: Autism, Inclusion, Peer Relationship, Social Development
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Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Guerrero, Cindy; Fan, Yinan; Huerta, Margarita – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This paper presents the findings from a randomized control trial study of reading/literacy-integrated science inquiry intervention after 1 year of implementation and the treatment effect on 5th-grade low-socio-economic African-American and Hispanic students' achievement in science and English reading. A total of 94 treatment students and 194…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Economically Disadvantaged, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Midgette, Ekaterina; Haria, Priti; MacArthur, Charles – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of revising goals focused on content and audience awareness on the persuasive writing of fifth- and eighth-grade students. Students were randomly assigned to three different goal conditions: a general goal; a goal to improve content; and a goal to improve content and communication with an…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Persuasive Discourse, Audiences, Essays
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Jitendra, Asha K.; Star, Jon R.; Starosta, Kristin; Leh, Jayne M.; Sood, Sheetal; Caskie, Grace; Hughes, Cheyenne L.; Mack, Toshi R. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2009
The present study evaluated the effectiveness of an instructional intervention (schema-based instruction, SBI) that was designed to meet the diverse needs of middle school students by addressing the research literatures from both special education and mathematics education. Specifically, SBI emphasizes the role of the mathematical structure of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Amendum, Steven J.; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Ginsberg, Marnie C. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a classroom-teacher-delivered reading intervention for struggling readers called the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), designed particularly for kindergarten and first-grade teachers and their struggling students in rural, low-wealth communities. The TRI was delivered via an innovative…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Needs Students, Early Reading, Intervention
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Nelson, J. Ron; Vadasy, Patricia F.; Sanders, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2011
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a Tier 2 standard protocol supplemental intervention designed simultaneously to develop root word vocabulary and reinforce decoding skills being taught to all students in the core beginning reading program with kindergarten Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs). Participating students were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Speech Communication, Intervention, Beginning Reading
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Ramani, Geetha B.; Siegler, Robert S. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2011
We compared the learning from playing a linear number board game of preschoolers from middle-income backgrounds to the learning of preschoolers from low-income backgrounds. Playing this game produced greater learning by both groups than engaging in other numerical activities for the same amount of time. The benefits were present on number line…
Descriptors: Low Income, Preschool Children, Comparative Analysis, Numeracy
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Pullen, Paige C.; Tuckwiller, Elizabeth D.; Konold, Timothy R.; Maynard, Katrina L.; Coyne, Michael D. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2010
Vocabulary knowledge at school entry is a robust predictor of later reading achievement. Many children begin formal reading instruction at a significant disadvantage due to low levels of vocabulary. Until recently, relatively few research studies examined the efficacy of vocabulary interventions for children in the early primary grades (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Instructional Design, Intervention, Reading Failure
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