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Kieffer, Michael J.; Vukovic, Rose K. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
This longitudinal study investigated growth in reading-related skills between Grade 1 and 4 for language minority (LM) learners and their native English-speaking classmates from similarly low socioeconomic backgrounds (N = 166). Growth trajectories were compared by language background and by Grade 4 reading difficulties, with the goal of informing…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Vukovic, Rose K. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Drawing on the cognitive and ecological domains within the componential model of reading, this longitudinal study explores heterogeneity in the sources of reading difficulties for language minority learners and native English speakers in urban schools. Students (N = 150) were followed from first through third grade and assessed annually on…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Urban Schools, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties
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Kieffer, Michael J.; Vukovic, Rose K.; Berry, Daniel – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
Executive functioning (EF) refers to a set of higher order, core cognitive processes that facilitate planning, problem solving, and the initiation and maintenance of goal-directed behavior. Although recent research has established the importance of EF for word reading development in early childhood, few studies have investigated the role of EF in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Attention Control
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Vukovic, Rose K.; Kieffer, Michael J.; Bailey, Sean P.; Harari, Rachel R. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2013
This study explored mathematics anxiety in a longitudinal sample of 113 children followed from second to third grade. We examined how mathematics anxiety related to different types of mathematical performance concurrently and longitudinally and whether the relations between mathematics anxiety and mathematical performance differed as a function of…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Mathematical Applications, Young Children, Grade 2