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Klecker, Beverly M.; Pollock, Mary Anne – Reading Improvement, 2005
Kentucky's goal of reaching academic "proficiency" by 2014 illuminated 2002 reading test scores: 44.30% of middle and 71.25% of high school students scored below "proficient." The research question was, "Do teaching practices in schools with high reading achievement scores differ from teaching practices in schools with low…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Reading Achievement, Teacher Surveys, Grade 9
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DeMoulin, Donald F. – Reading Improvement, 1996
Focuses on developing positive neuro-associations and a healthy self-concept through a personalized reading program. Surveys 200 kindergartners in Kentucky, Kansas, and Tennessee; each was given a special "I Like Me" reader for use with parents and with the teacher. Indicates that, using this reader, children demonstrated a significant…
Descriptors: Kindergarten Children, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement
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Lindauer, Patricia; Petrie, Garth; Gray, Lois; Vickers, Libby – Reading Improvement, 1998
Contends that nongraded primary teachers must develop a deeper understanding of the schooling of primary students. States that Hardin County teachers discovered that professional development in scheduling, classroom discipline, classroom management, collaboration, and common planning time were keys to success in the development of their nongraded…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Inservice Teacher Education