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Borman, Geoffrey D.; Dowling, N. Maritza; Schneck, Carrie – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2008
In this article, the authors report achievement outcomes of a multisite cluster randomized field trial of Open Court Reading 2005 (OCR), a K-6 literacy curriculum published by SRA/McGraw-Hill. The participants are 49 first-grade through fifth-grade classrooms from predominantly minority and poor contexts across the nation. Blocking by grade level…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Academic Achievement, Effect Size, Classrooms
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Heller, Joan I. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2012
This study evaluated an approach to professional development for middle school science teachers by closely examining one grade 8 course that embodies that approach. Using a cluster-randomized experimental design, the study tested the effectiveness of the Making Sense of SCIENCE[TM] professional development course on force and motion (Daehler,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Science Instruction, Physics, Motion
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Schuele, C. Melanie; Justice, Laura M.; Cabell, Sonia Q.; Knighton, Kathy; Kingery, Beverly; Lee, Marvin W. – Early Education and Development, 2008
Research Findings: This study reports on the outcomes of a multisite, two-tiered, response-to-intervention instructional model for delivering phonological awareness instruction and intervention to kindergartners. Fifty-seven kindergartners from 3 classrooms participated in a supplemental phonological awareness program, and 56 kindergartners from 3…
Descriptors: Spelling, Intervention, Phonological Awareness, Word Recognition
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Goodson, Barbara; Wolf, Anne; Bell, Steve; Turner, Herb; Finney, Pamela B. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
State education departments, in discussions with Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast, identified low reading achievement as a critical issue for their students and expressed an interest in identifying effective strategies to promote the foundational skills in young students that might improve reading achievement. The Mississippi…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Intervention, Reading Aloud to Others, Observation
Bement, Sarah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Transfer of learning is defined as the ability to transfer previously learned skills into a new, similar or dissimilar situation. The transfer of learning has been a topic of debate amongst educational psychologists for decades. A variety of studies have been done to show evidence of the transfer of learning dating back to 1901. These studies have…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Transfer of Training, First Year Seminars, Community Colleges
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Saenz, Laura M.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas – Exceptional Children, 2005
This study assessed the effects of Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS), a reciprocal classwide peer-tutoring strategy, on the reading performance of native Spanish-speaking students with learning disabilities (LD) and their low-, average-, and high-achieving classroom peers. Participants were 132 native Spanish-speaking English language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 3, Reading Comprehension, Reading Teachers
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Drummond, Kathryn; Chinen, Marjorie; Duncan, Teresa Garcia; Miller, H. Ray; Fryer, Lindsay; Zmach, Courtney; Culp, Katherine – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2011
"Thinking Reader" is a software program for students in Grades 5-8 that incorporates elements commonly identified in policy reports as being key components of effective adolescent literacy instruction. This evaluation of the impact of "Thinking Reader" use by Grade 6 students focused on two confirmatory research questions about…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Computer Software, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Borman, Geoffrey D.; Dowling, N. Maritza – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2009
In this article, we report kindergarten student and teacher outcomes from a quasi-experimental evaluation of The Superkids, a systematic, phonics-based, comprehensive K-2 reading program. We recruited 23 kindergarten teachers to implement The Superkids program from a diverse, yet predominantly ethnic minority, group of classrooms from across the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Terwel, Jan; van Oers, Bert; van Dijk, Ivanka; van den Eeden, Pieter – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2009
With regard to transfer, is it better to provide pupils with ready-made representations or is it more effective to scaffold pupils' thinking in the process of generating their own representations with the help of peers and under the guidance of a teacher in a process of guided co-construction? The sample comprises 10 classes and 239 Grade 5…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Mathematics Education, Graphs, Grade 5
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Heller, Joan I.; Daehler, Kirsten R.; Wong, Nicole; Shinohara, Mayumi; Miratrix, Luke W. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2012
To identify links among professional development, teacher knowledge, practice, and student achievement, researchers have called for study designs that allow causal inferences and that examine relationships among features of interventions and multiple outcomes. In a randomized experiment implemented in six states with over 270 elementary teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Williams, Joanna P.; Nubla-Kung, Abigail M.; Pollini, Simonne; Stafford, K. Brooke; Garcia, Amaya; Snyder, Anne E. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a comprehension program integrated with social studies instruction designed for at-risk second graders. The program included instruction in cause-effect text structure, emphasizing clue words, generic questions, graphic organizers, and the close analysis of specially constructed cause-effect target…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 2, Text Structure, Social Studies
Bibi, Tauqir – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor curricula are based on cognitive models, which include a representation of the learner's thinking, strategies, and misconceptions. The Cognitive Tutor curricula typically speed up learning and yield greater learning as compared to traditional math curricula (Morgan & Ritter, 2002; Sarkis, 2004; Koedinger,…
Descriptors: Tutors, Geometry, Misconceptions, Core Curriculum
Emmerson, Janet Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Student retention is a topic at the forefront for all post secondary education institutions. Supporting students in their studies, providing the resources to empower them to complete their education is a critical component in the quality and success of colleges. It is also a fiscal concern for colleges. While first year programs abound, community…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Community Colleges, Low Income Groups, Academic Persistence
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Zvoch, Keith; Stevens, Joseph J. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2013
This field-based randomized trial examined the effect of assignment to and participation in summer school for two moderately at-risk samples of struggling readers. Application of multiple regression models to difference scores capturing the change in summer reading fluency revealed that kindergarten students randomly assigned to summer school…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Control Groups, Reading Fluency, Summer Schools
Weiss, Michael J.; Visher, Mary G.; Wathington, Heather – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2010
Over the last four decades, community colleges have played an increasingly important role in higher education. Today, community colleges enroll more than one in every three undergraduates nationally. Unfortunately, among students who enroll in community colleges with the intent to earn a credential or transfer to a four-year institution, only 51…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, College Outcomes Assessment, Institutional Characteristics
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