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Townsend, Dianna; Filippini, Alexis; Collins, Penelope; Biancarosa, Gina – Elementary School Journal, 2012
Despite the current theoretical momentum for the importance of academic English and the acknowledgment that academic materials increase in complexity through the grades, little empirical attention has been devoted to the role of academic English in academic achievement. This study examined the amount of variance in academic achievement explained…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Grade 7
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Schilling, Stephen G.; Carlisle, Joanne F.; Scott, Sarah E.; Zeng, Ji – Elementary School Journal, 2007
This study focused on the predictive validity of fluency measures that comprise Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). Data were gathered from first through third graders attending 44 schools in 9 districts or local educational agencies that made up the first Reading First cohort in Michigan. Students were administered DIBELS…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Reading Comprehension
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Frisbie, David A.; Andrews, Kevin – Elementary School Journal, 1990
Examines the extent to which kindergarten pupil and teacher behaviors during administration of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills--Early Primary Battery may compromise the meaningfulness and usefulness of the test scores. Although extensive variability in behavior was observed, most teachers followed directions exactly and most pupils encountered no…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Kindergarten Children