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Thomas, Earl E.; Bell, David L.; Spelman, Maureen; Briody, Jennifer – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
Instructional coaching that supports teachers' with revising teaching practices is not understood. This study sought to understand the impact of the instructional coaching experience by recording coaching conversations/interactions with teachers. The purpose was to determine if the type of coaching conversations changed overtime during three…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Statistical Analysis, Elementary Schools
Getting, Sara; Swainey, Karin – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2012
Giving iPads to first graders is a leap of faith that many teachers are understandably hesitant to take, especially if their students need immediate reading intervention and school leaders want guaranteed results. This article discusses how the authors took on the challenge of improving elementary reading using iPads, found surprising success for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
Brinnel, Andrea Faith Lieber – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The developmental period between preschool and third grade is unique (Copple, Bredekamp, & National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2009). This phenomenological study of elementary school principals explores the essence of those leaders whose schools serve students in the early childhood period of prekindergarten (pre-k) to…
Descriptors: Principals, Phenomenology, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
Miller, Faith G.; Crovello, Nicholas J.; Chafouleas, Sandra M. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
Direct Behavior Rating-Single Item Scales (DBR-SIS) have been advanced as a promising, systematic, behavioral, progress-monitoring method that is flexible, efficient, and defensible. This study aimed to extend existing literature on the use of DBR-SIS in elementary and secondary settings, and to examine methods of monitoring student progress in…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Progress Monitoring, Behavior Rating Scales, Report Cards
Reardon, Sean F.; Unlu, Faith; Zhu, Pei; Bloom, Howard – Grantee Submission, 2013
We explore the use of instrumental variables (IV) analysis with a multi-site randomized trial to estimate the effect of a mediating variable on an outcome in cases where it can be assumed that the observed mediator is the only mechanism linking treatment assignment to outcomes, as assumption known in the instrumental variables literature as the…
Descriptors: Statistical Bias, Statistical Analysis, Least Squares Statistics, Sampling
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Fantuzzo, John; Perlman, Staci; Sproul, Faith; Minney, Ashley; Perry, Marlo A.; Li, Feifei – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
The study developed multiple independent scales of early childhood teacher experiences (ECTES). ECTES was co-constructed with preschool, kindergarten, and first grade teachers in a large urban school district. Demographic, ECTES, and teaching practices data were collected from 584 teachers. Factor analyses documented three teacher experience…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience