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Phillips Galloway, Emily; Uccelli, Paola; Aguilar, Gladys; Barr, Christopher D. – AERA Open, 2020
In this study, we examine the unique and shared contributions of Spanish and English core academic language skills (CALS) to English reading comprehension in a population of Spanish-English dual language learners in Grades 4 and 5 (n = 165). We focus on cross-disciplinary CALS, operationalized as sets of high-utility lexical, syntactic and…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Spanish, Academic Language, Language Skills
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Roloff, Janina; Klusmann, Uta; Lüdtke, Oliver; Trautwein, Ulrich – AERA Open, 2020
The present study investigated to what degree teachers' personality traits, cognitive abilities, and academic abilities (high school GPA), which were assessed at the end of high school as well as grades from the first and second state examinations of teacher education, predict later instructional quality. The study combined ratings of…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Personality Traits, Cognitive Ability, Academic Ability
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Spencer, Trina D.; Moran, Meghan; Thompson, Marilyn S.; Petersen, Douglas B.; Restrepo, M. Adelaida – AERA Open, 2020
The purpose of this cluster randomized group study was to investigate the effect of multitiered, dual-language instruction on children's oral language skills, including vocabulary, narrative retell, receptive and expressive language, and listening comprehension. The participants were 3- to 5-year-old children (n = 81) who were learning English and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Oral Language, Language Skills, Vocabulary Skills
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Kirksey, J. Jacob; Sattin-Bajaj, Carolyn; Gottfried, Michael A.; Freeman, Jennifer; Ozuna, Christopher S. – AERA Open, 2020
With increased tensions and political rhetoric surrounding immigration enforcement in the United States, schools are facing greater challenges in ensuring support for their students of immigrant and Latino/a origin. This study examined the associations between deportations near school districts and racial/ethnic gaps in educational outcomes in…
Descriptors: Relocation, Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Brower, Rebecca L.; Mokher, Christine G.; Bertrand Jones, Tamara; Cox, Bradley E.; Hu, Shouping – AERA Open, 2020
This multiple case study examines the extent and ways in which leaders and administrators in Florida College System (FCS) institutions engage in distributed leadership through data sharing with frontline staff. Based on focus groups and individual interviews with administrators, faculty, and staff (659 participants) from 21 state colleges, we…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Participative Decision Making, Data Use
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Bjorklund, Peter, Jr.; Daly, Alan J.; Ambrose, Rebecca; van Es, Elizabeth A. – AERA Open, 2020
Learning to teach is rife with challenges. Preservice teachers' self-efficacy can potentially mitigate the stress of these challenges, and teacher education programs are fundamental in helping them build this important resource. As such, understanding the foundations of self-efficacy is important for researchers and teacher educators alike.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Sense of Community, Social Networks, Self Efficacy
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Mancilla-Martinez, Jeannette – AERA Open, 2020
A distinguishing feature of English learners (ELs) centers on coming from homes in which a language other than or in addition to English is used, but bilingualism itself is not a risk factor for low academic achievement. Yet in the United States, ELs' reading achievement continues to lag behind that of their English-proficient peers. In this…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Egalite, Anna J.; Stallings, D. T.; Porter, Stephen R. – AERA Open, 2020
The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program is a private school voucher program that provides state-funded vouchers worth up to $4,200 to eligible students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. Because the public and private school sectors administer different assessments, we recruited approximately 700 students to take a common,…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, State Aid, State Programs, Private Schools
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Ran, Florence Xiaotao; Sanders, Jasmine – AERA Open, 2020
More than half of community college courses are taught by part-time faculty. Drawing on data from six community colleges, this study estimates the effects of part-time faculty versus full-time faculty on students' current and subsequent course outcomes in developmental and gateway courses, using course fixed effects and propensity score matching…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges
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Guo, Daibao; Zhang, Shuai; Wright, Katherine Landau; McTigue, Erin M. – AERA Open, 2020
Although convergent research demonstrates that well-designed graphics can facilitate readers' understanding of text, there are select situations where graphics have been shown to have no effect on learners' overall text comprehension. Therefore, the current meta-analytic study examined 39 experimental studies published between 1985 and 2018…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Test Format, Visual Aids, Pictorial Stimuli
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Kramer, Jenna W. – AERA Open, 2020
Technology-facilitated interventions following high school graduation have shown promise for increasing the likelihood of college matriculation, but we know little about how to fine-tune these tools. I conducted an experiment in which college-intending Tennessee high school graduates received informational messages in distinct behavioral frames:…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Males, First Generation College Students, African American Students
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Lyons, Lindsay; Brasof, Marc; Baron, Carol – AERA Open, 2020
This study developed measurement scales on student leadership capacity building through a survey of 280 students from nine U.S. high schools. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses resulted in a personal, interpersonal, organizational, and overall scale for building student leadership capacity. The scales included eight mechanisms that…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Capacity Building, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Hwang, HyeJin; Duke, Nell K. – AERA Open, 2020
This study examined the role of science domain knowledge, reading motivation, and decoding skills in reading comprehension achievement in third-grade students who are English learners (ELs) and students who are monolingual, using a nationally representative data set. Multigroup probit regression analyses showed that third-grade science domain…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Children
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Bus, Adriana G.; Neuman, Susan B.; Roskos, Kathleen – AERA Open, 2020
Just beginning to understand the potentials new technologies might bring to the learning environments of young children, we invited authors to submit articles that investigate multimedia sources and their effect on learning settings. Two main themes emerged--how digitization changes the learning environment and adult-child interaction in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Electronic Publishing, Childrens Literature, Books
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Kisida, Brian; Goodwin, Laura; Bowen, Daniel H. – AERA Open, 2020
Faced with accountability pressures and limited resources, education policymakers make difficult choices regarding school curricula. In recent years, studies have documented a decreased emphasis in arts and humanities instruction. One potential way for schools to fill this gap includes partnering with arts and cultural organizations to provide…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Theater Arts, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
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