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Rangel, Elizabeth S. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2009
Ensuring early literacy success is a wise investment because literacy skills are essential to success in all school subjects--literature, social sciences, natural science, and mathematics. There is a strong research base for how children learn to read, how to prevent failure, and how to intervene when reading difficulties occur. This issue of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Oral Language, Reading Skills, Time Factors (Learning)
Resnick, Lauren B., Ed.; Zurawsky, Chris, Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2003
The "No Child Left Behind" Act requires that states align K-12 assessments with their academic standards for what students should know and be able to do. Alignment is at the core of standards-based education. The theory is that student achievement will improve if all parts of the system pull in the same direction. Under such a system,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Standards
Resnick, Lauren B., Ed.; Zurawsky, Chris, Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2003
Most education research has confirmed that small classes yield benefits. Research also has revealed nuances about how and when small classes will work best, where an investment will result in maximum return, and exactly how many students a "small" class should have. The details of these findings can help policymakers strike a practical balance…
Descriptors: Class Size, Small Classes, Educational Environment, Low Achievement
Howley, Craig; Stern, Joyce – Rural Education Newsletter for a Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, 1993
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) new classification system for location of public schools and the NCES databases will provide new opportunities for rural education researchers. NCES developed a coding system called "Johnson codes" based on zip codes and Census definitions both of rural and nonrural places and of…
Descriptors: Classification, Databases, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education