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Vernucci, Santiago; Galli, Juan Ignacio; Andrés, María Laura; Zamora, Eliana Vanesa; Richards, María Marta; Canet-Juric, Lorena; Burin, Débora Inés – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
The present study analyzes the psychometric properties of a Spanish-adapted version of the Working Memory Rating Scale (WMRS). This instrument allows teachers to perform a screening of children with possible working memory (WM) difficulties, putting them at risk of academic underachievement. A sample of children age 8.5 to 12.33 years old was…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Screening Tests, Children, Psychometrics
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Richter, Mechthild; Popa-Roch, Maria; Clément, Céline – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The transition from primary to secondary school is a sensitive phase in the life of a child, especially within vulnerable groups such as children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD characteristics, such as the refusal to change or social interaction difficulties, present challenges to the transition not only for the students themselves, but…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Caldas, Stephen J.; Reilly, Monique S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Using structural equation modeling, this study found that prior reading skill was significantly associated with children's reported physical activity levels, which was in turn significantly associated with English language arts (ELA) and math achievement, among 526 3rd-grade students. The New York City Metropolitan area students completed the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Kanani, Zahed; Adibsereshki, Narges; Haghgoo, Hojjat Allah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of self-monitoring training on the motivation of elementary school students with dyslexia. This quasi-experimental study was conducted along with a pre-test, post-test, with a control group and a follow-up test. 32 students with dyslexia (2nd to 5th grades) were chosen and divided into two…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Self Management, Training, Academic Achievement
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Määttä, Elina; Mykkänen, Arttu; Järvelä, Sanna – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate children's self- and social perceptions of success to identify how success could be promoted in a classroom context. Using a participatory approach, this study explored children's subjective experiences with success in 41 learning situations selected by researchers (Phase 1: self-perceptions) and 48…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Kidd, Julie K.; Carlson, Abby G.; Gadzichowski, K. Marinka; Boyer, Caroline E.; Gallington, Debbie A.; Pasnak, Robert – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
A test of the effectiveness of patterning instruction was conducted with 140 first-graders. First, 383 first-graders from 20 classes were screened on a patterning test. The eight in each class who scored worst were given individual 15-minute lessons on patterning or reading or mathematics or social studies three times weekly for a period of 6 1/2…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Guerrero, Shannon M.; Palomaa, Kimberly – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
In an attempt to further understand connections between children's proficiency and development with single- and multidigit addition, this study investigated the conceptualizations and solution strategies of 26 first-graders presented with several single-digit, multiple addend addition problems. The changes in students' solution strategies over the…
Descriptors: Student Development, Arithmetic, Teaching Methods, Grade 1
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Rodriguez, Diane; Ringler, Marjorie; O'Neal, Debbie; Bunn, Kelley – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2009
The number of students who speak languages other than English continues to grow in both rural and urban public schools in the United States. This study investigated the perceptions of 123 students (57 monolingual and 66 English language learners [ELLs]) from a rural public elementary school in North Carolina with respect to school climate,…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
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Wang, Chuang; Algozzine, Bob – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
Reading problems are among the most prevalent concerns in schools; poor readers in elementary school who do not receive special assistance are particularly at risk for dismal academic careers. In a large-scale project, children with serious reading problems received targeted intervention to address critical early literacy skills. The assistance…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Academic Achievement, High Risk Students
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Hendricks, Charlene; Trueblood, Linda; Pasnak, Robert – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
Seven-year-olds who had difficulty understanding 1st-grade work received one of two forms of small-group instruction. Half of the children were randomly assigned to receive four months of instruction in recognizing, comprehending, and reproducing both logical and arbitrary patterns (sequences) involving numbers, letters, shapes, colors,…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Academic Achievement, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Powell, Douglas R.; Peet, Susan H.; Peet, Curtis E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2002
This study examined associations between children's participation in out-of-school activities and academic achievement among 60 first-graders from low-income ethnically diverse families. Regression analyses revealed that as frequency of children's participation in out-of-school activities increased from low to moderate, grades also increased. As…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Activities, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Burts, Diane, C.; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Explored the relationship between the developmental appropriateness of kindergarten classroom instruction and first-grade overall and individual subject area reading test averages. Found that first graders from more appropriate kindergarten classrooms had higher reading averages than children from less appropriate kindergarten classrooms. Gender…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Curriculum Based Assessment, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Jones, Ithel; Gullo, Dominic F. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1999
Examined developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and effects of teachers' DAP beliefs/practices on first graders' social skills and academic achievement. Found that students taught by teachers with developmentally inappropriate beliefs had higher language achievement than others. Students whose teachers' practices were neither appropriate nor…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Beliefs, Comparative Analysis, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Wang, Alvin Y. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Explored the interrelations between cultural-familial factors such as socioeconomic status, ethnicity, family structure, and parental behavior and measures of metacognitive and academic performance in 154 second-grade children. Findings corroborated assertions that theories emphasizing racial differences in cognitive and metacognitive functioning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Cultural Influences
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Stallings, Jane; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1986
Examines the engaged rates of children in kindergarten to fourth grade for differences and makes some assessment of attention span as it relates to engaged rate and achievement. (HOD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Attention Span, Comparative Analysis
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