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Hastings, Kathryn – Reading Improvement, 2016
The benefits of engaging with age-appropriate reading materials in classroom settings are numerous. For example, students' comprehension is developed as they acquire new vocabulary and concepts. The Common Core requires all students have daily opportunities to engage with "complex text" regardless of students' decoding levels. However,…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Learner Engagement, Common Core State Standards, Decoding (Reading)
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Burt, Jo Linn; Ortlieb, Evan T.; Cheek, Earl H., Jr. – Reading Improvement, 2013
Despite efforts from the No Child Left Behind Act (2000) aimed at better educating minority children, the African American-Caucasian test score gap persists. The population of public school students is increasingly diverse; yet, 90% of public school teachers are Caucasian females (Graybill, 1997). Within this ethnographic dichotomy, what effect…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Grade 4, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Students
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Miller, Shawn R.; Hopper, Peggy F. – Reading Improvement, 2010
Pressures are great upon public school teachers and administrators in secondary school systems to insure their students perform well on state and national achievement tests. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB) puts an extreme amount of emphasis on students' performance on subject area tests. NCLB (2002) requires that at least 95% of the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests, Student Evaluation
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Klecker, Beverly M. – Reading Improvement, 2006
This paper presents a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) dataset. The study explores differences in the NAEP fourth, eighth, and twelfth grade reading scores by students' gender across the years 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003. The study used the NAEP National Public School data. The statistically…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 12
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Murphy, Jean C. – Reading Improvement, 2004
The Language Vocabulary Acquisition Approach (LVA) to Reading Instruction is a revolutionary new approach to reading instruction for emergent and developing readers in urban settings. The Approach quickly immerses young urban children into print text, bombarding them with a preponderance of words, ideas and general understandings about their…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Teaching Methods, Printed Materials, Vocabulary Development
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Inman, Duane; Marlow, Leslie; Barron, Bennie – Reading Improvement, 2004
This pilot descriptive study examined expressed perceptions of a diverse group of teachers who, in the 2002-2003 school year, piloted implementation of a new standards based supplemental program in reading/language arts, EduSTRANDS. Over 600 teachers in 153 schools using a supplemental, standards based reading/language arts program were surveyed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Language Arts, Curriculum Development
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Russell, Ann – Reading Improvement, 2003
Provides a review of current literature with emphasis on the issues of student empowerment, early intervention strategies, and cultural issues in education which may stimulate solutions for restructuring literacy education in response to the No Child Left Behind legislation of 2001. Notes that reading failure for speakers of nonstandard English…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)