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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this paper examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study used two designs to answer distinct research questions. Under the…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
Scott, Marshall, III – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of selected academic, demographic, and instructional program related factors on the retention rates of elementary school students. More specifically, this study was concerned with the relationship and predictability of the reading and mathematics variables scores, gender, ethnicity, program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Holding Power, Reading, Mathematics
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Haegele, Katherine; Burns, Matthew K. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2015
The amount of information that students can successfully learn and recall at least 1┬áday later is called an acquisition rate (AR) and is unique to the individual student. The current study extended previous drill rehearsal research with word recognition by (a) using students identified with a learning disability in reading, (b) assessing set sizes…
Descriptors: Students, Learning Disabilities, Memory, Recall (Psychology)
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Donegan, Rachel E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This study examined and quantified the maintenance of reading comprehension effects from a 4th-grade intervention for students with reading difficulties across the summer into the fall of 5th grade. We randomly assigned 4th-grade students with reading comprehension difficulties to a multicomponent reading intervention (Passport) or to typical…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Glazerman, Steven; Protik, Ali; Teh, Bing-ru; Bruch, Julie; Max, Jeffrey – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
One way to improve struggling schools' access to effective teachers is to use selective transfer incentives. Such incentives offer bonuses for the highest-performing teachers to move into schools serving the most disadvantaged students. In this report, we provide evidence from a randomized experiment that tested whether such a policy intervention…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Incentives, Teacher Transfer, Educational Policy
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McNaughton, Diane B.; Cowell, Julia Muennich; Fogg, Louis – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Children of Mexican immigrants are exposed to multiple ecological risks that heighten their likelihood of experiencing depressive symptoms. In previous studies, affirming parent-child communication has been found to be protective against depressive symptoms in Hispanic youth. Interventions focused on enhancing communication between parents and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mexican Americans, Immigrants, Mothers
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
"Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Experiment," examined the impact of the Talent Transfer Initiative (TTI) on both student achievement and teacher retention in 10 school districts across seven states. The initiative gave bonuses to high-performing teachers for them to transfer to and stay…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Transfer, Incentives, Teacher Persistence
Brooks-Bey, Michelle Rubee – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the length of years of preschool attendance on the academic achievement and retention of third and fourth grade students in high and low achieving schools. The study consisted of the analysis of secondary data, i.e., mathematics and language arts literacy scores as the measurement of academic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Economic Status, Preschool Education, Language Arts
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Hu, Chieh-Fang – Modern Language Journal, 2012
This study examined the abilities of young English as a foreign language (EFL) learners to identify quickly new words from a nonostensive, indirect teaching context (known as fast- mapping) and their ability to commit the words to memory. Seventy-five fourth-grade EFL learners heard novel words embedded in sentences. They were then tested for…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Phonological Awareness, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Glazerman, Steven; Protik, Ali; Teh, Bing-ru; Bruch, Julie; Max, Jeffrey – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
One way to improve struggling schools' access to effective teachers is to use selective transfer incentives. Such incentives offer bonuses for the highest-performing teachers to move into schools serving the most disadvantaged students. In this report, we provide evidence from a randomized experiment that tested whether such a policy intervention…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attendance, Cost Effectiveness
Jordan, Wendy Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined relationships between specific data on students referred for and placed in the exceptional children's program. The context is a rural North Carolina county and included 206 records of K-6th graders spanning academic years 2007-08, 08-09 and 09-10. The kindergarten entrance ages of students were divided into categories of on…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Entrance Age, Referral, Student Placement
Moussa, Wael Soheil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Public Schools, Correlation
Kreide, Anita Therese – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This longitudinal quantitative study compared literacy achievement of students from second through sixth grade based on two organizational systems: graded (traditional) and nongraded (multiage) classrooms. The California Standards Test (CST) scaled and proficiency scores for English-Language Arts (ELA) were used as the study's independent variable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Educational Practices, Effect Size
Clark-Gareca, Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In K-12 environments in the US, classroom tests are a central means by which teachers assess English Language Learner (ELL) content knowledge. Performance on routine classroom assessments is often a contributing criterion for school based decision-making and can affect decisions relating to academic tracking, retention, and access to academic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Educational Assessment, Mixed Methods Research
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Ruffini, Stephen J.; Miskell, Ryan; Lindsay, Jim; McInerney, Maurice; Waite, Winsome – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2016
Many schools identified by states as needing improvement through their Elementary and Secondary Education Act waivers have selected Response to Intervention (RTI), a three-tiered instruction program sometimes referred to as tiered levels of instruction, as one of their main strategies for improving school performance and closing achievement gaps.…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Response to Intervention, Public Schools
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