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Visher, Mary; Butcher, Kristin F.; Cerna, Oscar S. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This research rigorously evaluates whether a low-cost intervention can improve students' performance in developmental math. The "Beacon Mentoring Program" was developed at South Texas College by professors, administrators, and staff at the college. Surveys of students revealed that many did not have someone on campus whom they felt they…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mentors, Tutoring, Program Effectiveness
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Bavarian, Niloofar; Lewis, Kendra M.; DuBois, David L.; Acock, Alan; Vuchinich, Samuel; Silverthorn, Naida; Snyder, Frank J.; Day, Joseph; Ji, Peter; Flay, Brian R. – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: School-based social-emotional and character development (SECD) programs can influence not only SECD but also academic-related outcomes. This study evaluated the impact of one SECD program, Positive Action (PA), on educational outcomes among low-income, urban youth. Methods: The longitudinal study used a matched-pair, cluster-randomized…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Values Education, Low Income Groups, Urban Youth
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Karns, Kathy; Hamlett, Carol L.; Katzaroff, Michelle; Dutka, Suzanne – American Educational Research Journal, 1997
The effects of a task-focused goals (TFG) treatment in mathematics were studied with low-achieving students with or without learning disabilities. Results with 40 elementary classrooms showed that TFG students enjoyed the approach, but that increased effort was associated with greater learning only for those without learning disabilities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Intermediate Grades, Learning Disabilities, Low Achievement
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Jacobs, Victoria R.; Franke, Megan Loef; Carpenter, Thomas P.; Levi, Linda; Battey, Dan – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2007
A yearlong experimental study showed positive effects of a professional development project that involved 19 urban elementary schools, 180 teachers, and 3735 students from one of the lowest performing school districts in California. Algebraic reasoning as generalized arithmetic and the study of relations was used as the centerpiece for work with…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Algebra, Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills
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Star, Jon R.; Rittle-Johnson, Bethany – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2009
Comparing and contrasting examples is a core cognitive process that supports learning in children and adults across a variety of topics. In this experimental study, we evaluated the benefits of supporting comparison in a classroom context for children learning about computational estimation. Fifth- and sixth-grade students (N = 157) learned about…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Processes
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Case, Lisa Pericola; And Others – Journal of Special Education, 1992
Four fifth and sixth grade students with learning disabilities were taught a strategy for comprehending word problems and devising appropriate solutions. Following instruction performance on mixed sets of addition and subtraction word problems improved. Although generalization to a different setting occurred, maintenance was mixed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Addition, Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
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Glazerman, Steven; Mayer, Daniel; Decker, Paul – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2006
This paper reports on a randomized experiment to study the impact of an alternative teacher preparation program, Teach for America (TFA), on student achievement and other outcomes. We found that TFA teachers had a positive impact on math achievement and no impact on reading achievement. The size of the impact on math scores was about 15 percent of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement
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Saxe, Geoffrey B.; Gearhart, Maryl; Nasir, Na'ilah Suad – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2001
Presents evidence of the influence of professional development and curriculum on upper elementary students' understanding of fractions. Subjects included three groups of teachers and their students. Indicates that the benefits of reform curriculum for students may depend upon integrated professional development. (Contains 60 references.)…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Fractions
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Hulleman, Chris S.; Godes, Olga; Hendricks, Bryan L.; Harackiewicz, Judith M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
We tested whether a utility value intervention (via manipulated relevance) influenced interest and performance on a task and whether this intervention had different effects depending on an individual's performance expectations or prior performance. Interest was defined as triggered situational interest (i.e., affective and emotional task…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Interests, Performance, Relevance (Education)
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Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Craddock, Caitlin; Hollenbeck, Kurstin N.; Hamlett, Carol L.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
This study assessed the effects of small-group tutoring with and without validated classroom instruction on at-risk students' math problem solving. Stratifying within schools, 119 3rd-grade classes were randomly assigned to conventional or validated problem-solving instruction (Hot Math, schema-broadening instruction). Students identified as at…
Descriptors: Intervention, High Risk Students, Problem Solving, Effect Size
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Witzel, Bradley S. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2005
The importance of algebra instruction has increased in the United States in the past few years. Thus, in most states, middle school students are required to take Algebra 1. Middle school students with math difficulties in inclusion algebra settings may require a different instructional approach. The purpose of this research was to compare student…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bottge, Brian A. – Journal of Special Education, 1999
This study examined effects of contextualized math instruction on problem-solving performance of 17 middle school remedial students and 49 average-achieving prealgebra students. Results showed that both remedial and average students receiving contextualized-problem instruction outperformed comparison groups receiving word-problem instruction.…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Instructional Effectiveness, Low Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Sellke, Donald H.; And Others – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1991
This study tested the effectiveness of an experimental instructional strategy for writing arithmetic sentences for simple multiplication and division story problems involving nonintegral factors. Significant effects in favor of the experimental group were found on an intermediate test and a posttest. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Division, Equations (Mathematics), Junior High Schools
Huinker, DeAnn M. – 1992
Children begin school with the ability to use their informal and implicit conceptual knowledge to guide their problem solving, but shift to the use of superficial strategies in their attempts to solve word problems as they progress through school. This paper describes a study designed to investigate the effects of an instructional sequence that…
Descriptors: Addition, Cognitive Style, Division, Grade 4
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