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Taylor, Crystal N.; Aguilar, Lisa; Burns, Matthew K.; Preast, June L.; Warmbold-Brann, Kristy – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Teaching children too many words during a lesson reduces retention. The amount of new information a student can successfully rehearse and recall later is called acquisition rate (AR), which has been reliably measured with students in first, third, and fifth grades. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability of assessing AR for sight…
Descriptors: Reliability, Sight Vocabulary, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
Witherspoon, Anissa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The educational system in the United States continues to pose many challenges for law and policy makers. Many of these challenges can be traced back to two landmark cases, "Plessy vs. Ferguson" and "Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka." And, while the U.S. Department of Education developed programs to address many of these…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Turpin-Padberg, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With the start of every school year, new teachers enter classrooms across our country filled with excitement surrounding the impact they hope to have on students. Some teachers discover that teaching at the elementary level can often times involve more than teaching and loving children. The expectations, demands, and time constraints put on new…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence