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McCormick, Meghan P.; Cappella, Elise; O'Connor, Erin E.; McClowry, Sandee G. – Elementary School Journal, 2013
We examined relations between parent involvement and kindergarten students' behavior problems in classrooms with varying levels of teacher emotional support. Multi-informant data were collected on "n" = 255 low-income Black and Hispanic students, and "n" = 60 kindergarten classrooms in the baseline year of an intervention…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Kindergarten, Behavior Problems, Emotional Development
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Jitendra, Asha K.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Rodriguez, Michael C.; Zaslofsky, Anne F.; Slater, Susan; Cozine-Corroy, Kelly; Church, Chris – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study compared the effects of delivering a supplemental, small-group tutoring intervention on the mathematics outcomes of third-grade students at risk for mathematics difficulties (MD) who were randomly assigned to either a schema-based instruction (SBI) or control group. SBI emphasized the underlying mathematical structure of additive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Learning Problems, Control Groups, Elementary School Students
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Correnti, Richard; Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Hamilton, Laura; Wang, Elaine – Elementary School Journal, 2013
Despite the importance of writing analytically in response to texts, there are few assessments measuring students' mastery of this skill. This manuscript describes the development of a response-to-text assessment (RTA) intended for use in research. In a subsequent validity investigation we examined whether the RTA distinguished among classrooms in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reader Response, Writing Skills, Standardized Tests
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Hopkins, Megan; Spillane, James P.; Jakopovic, Paula; Heaton, Ruth M. – Elementary School Journal, 2013
Designing infrastructures to support instruction remains a challenge in educational reform. This article reports on a study of one school system's efforts to redesign its infrastructure for mathematics instruction by promoting teacher leadership. Using social network and interview data from 12 elementary schools, we explore how the district's…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership
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Whitaker, Manya; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study examined potential links among parents' role beliefs for involvement and social-contextual variables contributing to its development. A sample of parents from two Title I middle schools responded to surveys assessing their perceptions of student and teacher invitations to involvement, school expectations of involvement, school climate,…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Parent Participation
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Adams, Curt M.; Forsyth, Patrick B. – Elementary School Journal, 2013
More than a decade after Goddard, Tschannen-Moran, and Hoy (2001) found that collective faculty trust in clients predicts student achievement in urban elementary schools, we sought to identify a plausible link for this relationship. Our purpose in revisiting the trust effect was twofold: (1) to test the main effect of collective faculty trust on…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Urban Schools, Metacognition, Elementary School Students
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Dumay, Xavier; Boonen, Tinneke; Van Damme, Jan – Elementary School Journal, 2013
In both the school effectiveness and the educational administration literature, growing attention has been paid to the extent of principal leadership effects and the means by which they affect school performance. The main goal of this study is to estimate the effects of principal leadership on students' achievement growth in mathematics over a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Principals, Models
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McMaster, Kristen L.; Han, Insoon; Coolong-Chaffin, Melissa; Fuchs, Douglas – Elementary School Journal, 2013
In this study, a school district adopted Kindergarten Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (K-PALS), a scientifically based, class-wide peer-tutoring program for reading. Sixteen new K-PALS teachers were assigned randomly to receive ongoing support from a university expert or from experienced K-PALS teachers within the district. K-PALS teachers who…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Districts, Peer Teaching, Reading Achievement
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Baker, Scott K.; Santoro, Lana Edwards; Chard, David J.; Fien, Hank; Park, Yonghan; Otterstedt, Janet – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study describes an evaluation of a read aloud intervention to improve comprehension and vocabulary of first-grade students. Twelve teachers were randomly assigned to an intervention or comparison condition. The study lasted 19 weeks, and the intervention focused on the systematic use of narrative and expository texts and dialogic interactions…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Program Evaluation, Intervention
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Guo, Ying; Connor, Carol McDonald; Yang, Yanyun; Roehrig, Alysia D.; Morrison, Frederick J. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study examined the effects of teacher self-efficacy, education, and years of experience on observed classroom practices across 2 dimensions--teacher support for student learning and time in academics--as they related to fifth-grade students' (n = 1,043) literacy skills. To address these issues, the study used longitudinal data from the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Literacy, Teacher Qualifications, Classroom Environment
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Monte-Sano, Chauncey; Harris, Kristen – Elementary School Journal, 2012
Using artifacts of teachers' practices, classroom observations, and interviews, we explore how 2 novice history teachers use writing in their middle school classrooms. Both teachers focused on evidence-based, interpretive writing in their preservice work, an approach promoted by their methods courses. After graduation, one teacher continued this…
Descriptors: Evidence, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Novices
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Pogodzinski, Ben; Youngs, Peter; Frank, Kenneth A.; Belman, Dale – Elementary School Journal, 2012
Using survey data from novice teachers at the elementary and middle school level across 11 districts, multilevel logistic regressions were estimated to examine the association between novices' perceptions of the administrative climate and their desire to remain teaching within their schools. We find that the probability that a novice teacher…
Descriptors: Probability, Beginning Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Surveys
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Powell, Douglas R.; Son, Seung-Hee; File, Nancy; Froiland, John Mark – Elementary School Journal, 2012
Between- and within-family changes in 4 dimensions of parent involvement in children's learning were examined from prekindergarten to kindergarten and from kindergarten to first grade. Children's literacy, language, and mathematics skills were individually assessed at prekindergarten entry and end of first grade. Parents' provision of cognitive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Stimulation
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Brisk, Maria Estela – Elementary School Journal, 2012
Elementary writing instruction is often limited, mainly focused on personal narratives. Informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics, this article reports on the writing of grade 3-5 bilingual children in a variety of genres. Analysis of their use of first, second, and third person provides insight into their understanding of genre and audience.…
Descriptors: Grammar, Audiences, Writing (Composition), Personal Narratives
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Crosson, Amy C.; Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Correnti, Richard; Arlotta-Guerrero, Anna – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study investigates the quality of the writing tasks assigned to native Spanish speakers in bilingual (Spanish-English) contexts, and the relationship between task quality and students' use of an academic register in their native language. Fifty-six language arts tasks were collected from 26 grade 4 and 5 teachers, and four student writing…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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