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Jitendra, Asha K.; Star, Jon R.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
This study examined the effect of schema-based instruction (SBI) on 7th-grade students' mathematical problem-solving performance. SBI is an instructional intervention that emphasizes the role of mathematical structure in word problems and also provides students with a heuristic to self-monitor and aid problem solving. Using a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 7, Middle School Students, Schemata (Cognition)
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Kearns, Devin M.; Fuchs, Douglas; McMaster, Kristen L.; Saenz, Laura; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Yen, Loulee; Meyers, Coby; Stein, Marc; Compton, Donald; Berends, Mark; Smith, Thomas M. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
Factors were explored that predicted whether teachers sustained the use of a validated reading intervention. Seventy-three teachers from 37 schools in 3 states were asked in interviews whether they continued to use Kindergarten Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (KPALS) 1 year after their involvement in the program. A logistic regression model was…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes, Peer Teaching
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Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This article examines the effectiveness of four elementary school math curricula: (a) "Investigations in Number, Data, and Space"; (b) "Math Expressions"; (c) "Saxon Math"; and (d) "Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Mathematics" ("SFAW"). These curricula are distinct from one another and represent many…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Mathematics Achievement, Effect Size, Elementary School Mathematics