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Troia, Gary A.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Mo, Ya; Hawkins, Lisa; Kopke, Rachel A.; Chen, Angela; Wilson, Joshua; Stewart, Kelly A. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Though writing plays an important role in academic, social, and economic success, typical writing instruction generally does not reflect evidence-based practices (EBPs). One potential reason for this is limited signposting of EBPs in standards. We analyzed the content of writing standards from a representative sample of states and the Common Core…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Writing Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Common Core State Standards
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Chambers, Bette; Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.; Abrami, Philip; Logan, Michele K.; Gifford, Richard – Elementary School Journal, 2011
This study evaluated the relative effects of Tier II computer-assisted tutoring in small groups (Team Alphie) and one-to-one tutoring provided to struggling readers in 33 high-poverty Success for All (SFA) schools. In this year-long study, struggling readers in the Team Alphie schools were tutored in groups of 6. In the control schools, students…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Difficulties, Grade 2, Tutoring
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Borko, Hilda; Davinroy, Kathryn H.; Bliem, Carribeth L.; Cumbo, Kathryn B. – Elementary School Journal, 2000
Details the University of Colorado (CU) Assessment Project, designed to help teachers create and implement classroom-based performance assessments to complement mathematics and literacy instructional goals. Notes patterns of change, including: instructional and assessment practices with greater emphasis on conceptual understanding; higher…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Change Strategies, Elementary Education, Higher Education