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Callahan, Carolyn M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Oh, Sarah; Azano, Amy P.; Hailey, Emily P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
The heart of effective programming for gifted students lies in the integration of advanced curricula with effective instructional strategies to develop leaning activities that will enhance student learning outcomes. However, empirical evidence of the effectiveness of units based on such curricular and instructional interventions from large-scale…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Standards
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May, Henry; Gray, Abigail; Sirinides, Philip; Goldsworthy, Heather; Armijo, Michael; Sam, Cecile; Gillespie, Jessica N.; Tognatta, Namrata – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
Reading Recovery (RR) is a short-term, one-to-one intervention designed to help the lowest achieving readers in first grade. This article presents first-year results from the multisite randomized controlled trial (RCT) and implementation study under the $55 million Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-Up Project. For the 2011-2012 school year, the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Grade 1
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Nomi, Takako; Allensworth, Elaine M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
In 2003, Chicago schools required students entering ninth grade with below-average math scores to take two periods of algebra. This led to higher test scores for students with both above- and below-average skills, yet failure rates increased for above-average students. We examine the mechanisms behind these surprising results. Sorting by incoming…
Descriptors: Scores, Grade 9, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics
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Haller, Emil J.; Davis, Sharon A. – American Educational Research Journal, 1980
Standardized reading test scores, family socioeconomic status (SES), and teacher-assigned reading groups of pupils in 37 midelementary classrooms from four school districts were examined. Little support was found for the conjecture that pupil or teacher social class plays a major role in elementary school reading grouping. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Correlation, Intermediate Grades, Reading Ability