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Jaciw, Andrew P.; Hegseth, Whitney Michelle; Lin, Li; Toby, Megan; Newman, Denis; Ma, Boya; Zacamy, Jenna – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This study investigates, through a cluster randomized trial, the impact of "Math in Focus," a core mathematics program modeled after instructional approaches used in Singapore, on third- through fifth-grade students' achievement in mathematics. The program is currently being used in more than 400 school districts in the United States.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Randomized Controlled Trials, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 3
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Shields, Katherine A.; Walsh, Mary E.; Lee-St. John, Terrence J. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
Much of the achievement gap between rich and poor students can be attributed to out-of-school factors, yet few schools have a comprehensive, coordinated system for addressing students' nonacademic needs. Within a group of Catholic schools located in one city, this study examined academic achievement on the Stanford Achievement Test battery in…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Hrastinski, Iva; Wilbur, Ronnie B. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
There has been a scarcity of studies exploring the influence of students' American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency on their academic achievement in ASL/English bilingual programs. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of ASL proficiency on reading comprehension skills and academic achievement of 85 deaf or hard-of-hearing signing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, American Sign Language
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Sugai, George; Lewis, Timothy J. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Turning around chronically low-performing schools requires a multifaceted school-wide, systematic effort that includes strong leadership and data-based decision making. School-wide efforts to turn-around low-performing schools should address the academic, social, and behavioral needs of all students. One evidence-based, systematic school-wide…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Positive Behavior Supports, School Turnaround, Educational Environment
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Gerard, Maureen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
Multiage settings are alternative educational groupings that promote complexity in young children's thinking. Grouping children across ages and grades encourages interconnectedness in social and intellectual development. This study compared the academic achievement of one group of multiage students to national norms on standardized achievement…
Descriptors: Children, National Norms, Intellectual Development, Academic Achievement
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Scammacca, Nancy K.; Fall, Anna-Mária; Roberts, Greg – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Effect sizes are commonly reported for the results of educational interventions. However, researchers struggle with interpreting their magnitude in a way that transcends generic guidelines. Effect sizes can be interpreted in a meaningful context by benchmarking them against typical growth for students in the normative distribution. Such benchmarks…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Achievement Gains, Statistical Distributions, Low Achievement
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study contributes a novel perspective on grade retention by empirically examining how classroom composition relates to the standardized-testing performance of grade-retained students in their post-retained years. This evaluation employed a sample of entire cohorts of urban elementary school children in the Philadelphia School District over 6…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, School Holding Power, Evidence, Testing