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Valle, Melisa S.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Diaz, Zulmaris; Padron, Yolanda N. – Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The authors, in a nonexperimental randomized study, used national data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K) to examine present instructional practices for Grade 5 mathematics classrooms and its impact on achievement for White non-Hispanic non-English language learners (ELLs), Hispanic non-ELLs, and Hispanic…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
Presser, Ashley Lewis; Clements, Margaret; Ginsburg, Herbert; Ertle, Barbrina – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
"Research Findings: Big Math for Little Kids" ("BMLK") is a mathematics curriculum designed for 4- and 5-year-old children. In this study, the curriculum was evaluated for effectiveness over two years, using a cluster-randomized controlled study. Over 750 children participated in the study and experienced either the…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Mathematics Curriculum, Control Groups, Mathematics Education
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Sullivan, Amanda L.; Field, Samuel – Journal of School Psychology, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the average treatment effect of preschool special education services on children's kindergarten academic skills. Using data from a nationally representative sample of United States children who participated in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort, we examined the effectiveness of preschool…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Kim, Sunha; Chang, Mido – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2010
The study explored the effects of computer use on the mathematical performance of students with special attention to ELL students. To achieve a high generalizability of findings, the study used a U.S. nationally representative database, the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K), and adopted proper weights. The study…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Elementary School Students, Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students
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Dempsey, Ian; Valentine, Megan; Colyvas, Kim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Determining the effectiveness of many special education interventions is most difficult because of the practical and ethical limitations associated with assigning participants to a control or non-treated group. Using Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data, this article utilised eight different propensity score analysis methods to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Student Needs, Longitudinal Studies
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Simms, Kathryn – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2012
Prior research has suggested private school education in middle school and high school as a solution for the Black-White achievement gap. However, more recent research calls this solution into question. Additionally, research increasingly implicates third grade as being of preeminent importance in driving students' subsequent academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students, Standardized Tests
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Lee, RaeHyuck; Han, Wen-Jui; Waldfogel, Jane; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
We examined the associations between preschool attendance and academic school readiness at kindergarten entry among 5-year-old children of immigrant mothers in the United States using data from a US nationally representative sample (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort, N = 1650). Comparing children who were in preschool (Head Start,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Attendance, School Readiness, Immigrants