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Campbell Collaboration, 2020
This Campbell systematic review examines the effects of targeted school-based interventions on standardised tests in reading and maths. The review analyses evidence from 71 studies, 52 of which are randomised controlled trials. School-based interventions targeting students with, or at risk of, academic difficulties in Grades 7-12 have on average…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, At Risk Students
White, Howard – Campbell Collaboration, 2019
Teaching methods that individualize and adapt instructional conditions to K-12 learners' needs, abilities and interests help improve learning achievement. The most important variables are the teacher's role in the classroom as a guide and mentor and the adaptability of learning activities and materials.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Student Centered Learning
Campbell Collaboration, 2019
This Campbell systematic review examines the effects of linguistic comprehension instruction on generalized measures of language and reading comprehension skills. The review summarizes evidence from 43 studies, including samples of both pre-school and school-aged participants. This review considers whether language-supportive programs are…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Language Skills, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills
Campbell Collaboration, 2019
Over the long summer break, students forget some of what they learned during the school year. This "summer learning loss" is especially large for low-income students. One policy aimed at decreasing summer learning loss is year-round education (YRE): re-distributing the usual number of school days so that students have more short breaks…
Descriptors: Year Round Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
Valdebenito, Sara; Eisner, Manuel; Farrington, David P.; Ttofi, Maria M.; Sutherland, Alex – Campbell Collaboration, 2018
This Campbell systematic review examines the impact of interventions to reduce exclusion from school. School exclusion, also known as suspension in some countries, is a disciplinary sanction imposed by a responsible school authority, in reaction to students' misbehaviour. Exclusion entails the removal of pupils from regular teaching for a period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Suspension, Behavior Problems
Turner, Herbert; Ncube, Mackson; Turner, Annette; Boruch, Robert; Ibekwe, Nneka – Campbell Collaboration, 2018
Research shows that there is a shortage of effective teachers in many rural and urban K-12 public schools serving the highest proportions of high-poverty students across the United States. In the past 10 years, alternative route teacher preparation programs aiming to address this shortage proliferated across the United States. These programs seek…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Program Effectiveness
Filges, Trine; Sonne-Schmidt, Christoffer Scavenius; Nielsen, Bjørn Christian Viinholt – Campbell Collaboration, 2018
Increasing class size is one of the key variables that policy makers can use to control spending on education. But the consensus among many education researchers is that smaller classes are effective in improving student achievement. This view has led to a policy of class size reductions in a number of US states, the UK, and the Netherlands. This…
Descriptors: Class Size, Small Classes, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Hennessy, Emily A.; Tanner-Smith, Emily E.; Finch, Andrew J.; Sathe, Nila; Kugley, Shannon – Campbell Collaboration, 2018
Success and engagement at school and in postsecondary education are critical to healthy youth development. For youth in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs), school attendance, engagement, and achievement build human capital by motivating personal growth, creating new opportunities and social networks, and increasing life satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Drug Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse
White, Howard – Campbell Collaboration, 2018
Reducing class size is seen as a way of improving student performance. But larger class sizes help control education budgets. The evidence suggests at best a small effect on reading achievement. There is a negative, but statistically insignificant, effect on mathematics, so it cannot be ruled out that some children may be adversely affected. This…
Descriptors: Small Classes, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Manning, Matthew; Garvis, Susanne; Fleming, Christopher; Wong, Gabriel T. W. – Campbell Collaboration, 2017
Poor quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) can be detrimental to the development of children as it could lead to poor social, emotional, educational, health, economic, and behavioural outcomes. The lack of consensus as to the strength of the relationship between teacher qualification and the quality of the early childhood learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Qualifications, Educational Environment, Literature Reviews
Rohwer, Anke; Motaze, Nkengafac Villyen; Rehfuess, Eva; Young, Taryn – Campbell Collaboration, 2017
E-learning is a useful strategy to increase Evidence-based health care (EBHC) knowledge and skills, and when combined with face-to-face learning, to increase EBHC attitude and behaviour. EBHC is decision-making for health care, informed by the best research evidence. Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals need to have the necessary…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Evidence Based Practice
Maynard, Brandy R.; Solis, Michael R.; Miller, Veronica L.; Brendel, Kristen E. – Campbell Collaboration, 2017
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools have positive effects on cognitive and socio-emotional processes, but do not improve behavior and academic achievement. The use of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools has been on the rise. Schools are using MBI's to reduce student stress and anxiety and improve socio-emotional…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Intervention, Cognitive Ability
Marx, Robert; Tanner-Smith, Emily E.; Davison, Colleen M.; Ufholz, Lee-Anne; Freeman, John; Shankar, Ravi; Newton, Lisa; Brown, Robert S.; Parpia, Alyssa S.; Cozma, Ioana; Hendrikx, Shawn – Campbell Collaboration, 2017
Background: A number of school systems worldwide have proposed and implemented later school start times as a means of avoiding the potentially negative impacts that early morning schedules can have on adolescent students. Even mild sleep deprivation has been associated with significant health and educational concerns: increased risk for accidents…
Descriptors: School Schedules, High School Students, Well Being, Sleep
Krowka, Sarah; Hadd, Alexandria; Marx, Robert – Campbell Collaboration, 2017
In response to the school accountability movement and the move toward market-oriented education policies in recent decades, many schools and districts have felt increased pressure to find effective ways to boost student achievement. However, many districts--largely those serving low income black and hispanic students in urban settings--have still…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Improvement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Hjetland, Hanne Næss; Brinchmann, Ellen Irén; Scherer, Ronny; Melby-Lervåg, Monica – Campbell Collaboration, 2017
Knowledge about preschool predictors of later reading comprehension is valuable for several reasons. On a general level, longitudinal studies can aid in generating understanding and causal hypotheses about language and literacy development, both of which are crucial processes in child development. A better understanding of these developmental…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Predictor Variables, Reading Comprehension
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