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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
One of the main policy responses to turnover and inadequate preparation among beginning teachers is supporting them with an induction program. Informal or low-intensity teacher induction programs are prevalent and include pairing each new teacher with another full-time teacher without providing training, supplemental materials, or release time for…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Orientation, Program Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers
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Silberglitt, Benjamin; Appleton, James J.; Burns, Matthew K.; Jimerson, Shane R. – Journal of School Psychology, 2006
Grade retention is an intervention that has received increasing scrutiny as policies, practices, and results of research diverge. This longitudinal study examines the reading growth trajectories of students (n=147) from first-through eighth-grade. Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) analytic procedures provide unique insights regarding the relative…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Reading Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Intervention
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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
Goos, Mieke; Van Damme, Jan; Onghena, Patrick; Petry, Katja – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
This study investigates the effects of repeating first grade on children's further academic growth, by tracking the actual performance and the teacher-rated performance of a cohort of Flemish first-graders until the end of elementary school. Two research questions are raised: (1) How do first-grade repeaters, at the cost of one extra year of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 2, Grade 1, Elementary Education