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Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2019
This Information Capsule reviews the research conducted on elementary level grade retention. Research findings on the effect of retention on elementary students' outcomes are inconsistent. One widely accepted conclusion is that when retention occurs, it should be accompanied by additional interventions designed to increase students' academic…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Social Development
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Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Ashworth, Kristen; Scales, David – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
South Carolina's Read to Succeed Law (RTS) is different than the other 15 states' literacy-based third grade retention laws. It mandates literacy intervention training for in-service and pre-service teachers. Research indicates academic gains from retention are short-lived, diminishing over time and increasing drop-out rates. Through a statewide…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Literacy, Educational Policy, Grade 3
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Sun, Min – AERA Open, 2018
Despite public interest and government action toward diversifying the teaching workforce in U.S. public schools, our knowledge about the retention and transfer patterns of Black teachers lacks specificity and clarity. In this study, I find that Black teachers' annual retention rate was about 4 percentage points lower than that of White teachers in…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Whites, Racial Differences
Jones, Susan Uhlan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This executive position paper (EPP) studies the influence of one Maryland public school system's implementation of a revised grading, promotion, and retention policy and the accompanying professional development to decrease the number of students proposed for retention in the same elementary grade following decades of a policy lacking procedures…
Descriptors: Grading, Student Promotion, Elementary School Students, Grade Repetition
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LiCalsi, Christina; Ozek, Umut; Figlio, David – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
Educational accountability policies are a popular tool to close the achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students. However, these policies may exacerbate inequality if families from advantaged backgrounds are better able to advocate for their children and thus circumvent policy. We investigate this possibility in the context of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Grade Repetition, Mothers, Educational Attainment
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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
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Craig, Bevan A.; Morton, Darren P.; Kent, Lillian M.; Butler, Terry L.; Rankin, Paul M.; Price, Kevin R. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We examined the body mass index (BMI) of students attending Seventh-day Adventist (Adventist) schools in Australia in 2001 and 2012. Methods: A total of 3069 students attending Adventist schools in Australia responded to a health and lifestyle survey in 2001 (N = 1335) and 2012 (N = 1734). The survey captured self-reported height and…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Religious Cultural Groups, Foreign Countries, Health Behavior
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Hughes, Jan N.; West, Stephen G.; Kim, Hanjoe; Bauer, Shelby S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
This 14-year prospective study investigated the effect of retention in Grades 1-5 on high school completion (diploma, GED, or drop out). Participants were 734 (52.7% males) ethnically diverse, academically at-risk students recruited from Texas schools into the study when they were in first grade (mean age = 6.57). Propensity score weighting…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
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Colgate, Orla; Ginns, Paul; Bagnall, Nigel – Educational Psychology, 2017
The role parents can play in supporting early reading attainment is well documented. There is still, however, a need to understand what motivates parents to become involved in reading at home with their child. Past research, based upon correlational studies, has mixed findings regarding the influence of the teacher and the child on parents'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Grade 2, Parents
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Iddrisu, Issah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The universal basic education policy enshrined in the constitution of Ghana is aimed at making education accessible and affordable for all Ghanaian citizens. This paper sought to assess whether the universal basic education policy really have an impact on access at the basic level. The study was carried out on the premise that the universal basic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Pendergast, Donna; Allen, Jeanne; McGregor, Glenda; Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle – Education Sciences, 2018
The philosophy of middle level education is to intentionally create a learning environment that supports every young adolescent. The literature around engagement points to the need for students to experience (among other requirements) a sense of belonging at school (SOBAS). When the need for belonging is not achieved there may be significant…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Adolescents, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students
Worth, Jack; Van den Brande, Jens – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2019
National Foundation for Educational Research's (NFER's) first annual report on the state of the teacher workforce measures the key indicators of the teacher labour market and teachers' working conditions. The recruitment, development and retention of teachers and school leaders is a crucial underpinning for a successful education system. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Conditions
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Barnes, Jonathan M. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The recruitment and retention 'crises' in US and UK teaching have major and negative implications for the future of education. This pilot study uses extended conversations with Asian and African teaching staff to examine the role of values in helping teachers sustain positive contributions to children's lives and world. In five elementary schools,…
Descriptors: Values, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Petranek, Laura J.; Bolter, Nicole D.; Bell, Ken – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: External attentional focused instructions and feedback have shown to enhance motor performance among adults, adolescents, and older children. This study examined type and frequency of instructions and feedback among younger children performing an overhand throw. Method: First graders (N = 65) were provided external or internal focused…
Descriptors: Attention, Feedback (Response), Grade 1, Physical Education
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Ebubekir, Bozavli – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
Mother tongue acquisition starts with words and grammar acquired spontaneously by means of communication, while at school foreign language learning takes place based on grammar. Vocabulary learning is very often neglected or rather it turns into an individual activity. The present study, which is considered to be unique on its own, is to reveal…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Phonetics, Lexicology, Native Language
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